I have a secret. The truth about how autism affected me. 

It may seem that I share a lot of personal stuff on here but psssst, come close....I'll tell you a secret - I don't share everything. I mentioned at the start of the year, I am going to give an honest account of our experience so that means letting you in on something I haven't …

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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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Autism-proofing – The quirky way!

Sometimes when things break in our home they do so in a way that makes our home safer for our autistic son. Now I'm not suggesting y'all go around breaking things to autism-proof your home but sometimes there is a silver lining when things go kaput! There are several examples that spring to mind in …

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The Love of A Brother.

Increasing the size of your family is one of the biggest life changing decisions anyone takes. Deciding to increase the size of your family when you already have a child with special needs, in our case nonverbal autism is an epic decision. We already live in a challenging world, a world of unknowns but bringing …

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Letter to my sons nursery SENCO

Dear Hannah, Before you rush off on your secondment to manage another nursery, I wanted to let you and everyone else know how much my family have valued you, particularly over recent months with the dreaded EHCP process.  The Monster started at the nursery you work at as a two year old. We knew back …

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Dear Prime Minister…

Dear Theresa May PM, Presumably, you get many hundreds of letters with regards to state benefits. I feel compelled to write following some unexpected situations life has thrown at our family. Let me explain... I'm educated to degree level with a Business Management degree and over a decade of post-graduate work experience where I worked …

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10 THINGS YOU DON’T KNOW ABOUT BABY/ CHILD PROOFING FOR AN ASD CHILD.

I'm taking part in the SEND 30 Day Challenge.  Today, day 2 is titled 10 things you don't know about.  I'm going to focus this on monster-proofing. You may know this better as Baby-proofing / child safety. The two are similar but NOT the same, as other parents with ASD (and other) diagnosis' may also understand! Please note …

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