Who cares for that carer?

A few months ago I found myself sat in a busy supermarket carpark whilst the little one snoozed. I didn't want to wake him and enjoyed the peace for 15 minutes (It comes to something when 15 minutes in a carpark is considered a break). I glanced to the car next to me and an …

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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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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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The good the bad and the ugly!

Anyone else feel like they are on a permanent rollercoaster!? Here's all the aspects we would need to incorporate into a design if we had to build our own... The Good Bits (the bits that make you scream happily, and make your tummy do butterflies!) 1. The Monster is the happiest kid I've ever seen. …

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