Autism then Vs Autism now

I don't know why but today I keep thinking about how our journey began and how my knowledge of autism has changed over time. I remember vividly picking up my little boy from his childminders, he would've been around 17 months old at the time . I was at the doorstep collecting him and he …

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First Week of School

Imagine spending your whole life where, aside from a very small handful of people, nobody really gets you. Where you're the only one struggling to get your needs met, and the only one who can't talk. Where you are the odd one out. Then one day you go to this place [school] where everybody uses …

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…And They Lived Happily Ever After ❤

Like many girls, from a young age I had a fairytale vision of how I wanted my life to pan out. When I looked to the future the chapters to my happily ever after story looked something like this in my minds eye (as a very quick, rough guide!): Relationship House Career Children Children leave …

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Never let anyone dull your sparkle. 

I need to do this today. Let me explain, this week I have visited a special school for autistic children as part of my due diligence in shortlisting suitable schools. I have also had our first meeting with The Monster's Educational Psychologist today. Such events are emotionally draining since there is a constant reminder that …

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Reception class applications, EHCP’s and rocking horse shit! 

We're currently stuck between a rock and a hard place. The Monsters ASD diagnosis happened in November. We are led to believe he will be granted an EHCP for school. For anyone that has been through this process or is about to embark upon, this takes 20 weeks from the date the initial paperwork lands …

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