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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Five reasons my son’s Autism diagnosis has made me a better person. ..

I firmly believe my sons diagnosis has made me a better, kinder person. Here's 5 reasons why: Autism has made me realise that kids you think are being naughty might not be. Those kids lying on the floor in the supermarket screaming, or being out of control in a restaurant may not just be being …

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​My Love / Hate relationship with our NHS

A couple of things have happened this week which has made me reflect on my experience with our NHS. It's left me thinking, love it or loathe it?  As some of you know, it took around two years to get The Monster's autism diagnosis - that's pretty good, and we are considered lucky to get a diagnosis …

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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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Welcome to our world…

Way back when my cheeky little boy was only one,  before his tiny feet had even took their first steps his then childminder raised concerns about his social awareness and his communication skills.  Never had the words “He’s hard work” been such a relief. I thought all children were this challenging, afterall I have nothing …

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