Why Anticipation Can Make an Autistic Kiddo Go ARGH, and What You Can Do to Help. … More Autism & Anticipation
Thoughts and Musings on the BBC’s Drama: The A Word, currently running on Tuesdays at 9pm on BBC1. What do you think? … More The A Word: How the BBC is Dramatising Autism
Wheelchair Woes – The Do’s and Don’ts of Seeing a Wheelchair User. Charm School: How to be a decent human being. … More Wheelchair Woes – The Dos & Don’ts of Seeing a Wheelchair User
#1: Set Some Rules & Let People Know Them It might sound like spontaneity just left the building, and you’re over-organising the ‘fun’ (you are), but trust me, it’s going to be a whole heap more fun for everyone if a little structure is put in place, so ASD-kiddo knows what’s expected and how … More Top 10 Tips for a Happy Easter Egg Hunt with an ASD kiddo
International Night Spanish Style Sometime, about 18 months ago, we started the tradition of Family International Nights. Every 4-6 weeks we have a mini-theme around a particular country. Our flights have taken us from Canada to Argentina, France to Australia, Peru to Morocco, taking in a side of India, China and many other countries. We … More Viva España!
Why Autism Rocks This isn’t a glib post that glosses over the challenges we face, promise. I also acknowledge that I got ‘lucky’ when Boo was handed his Autism Bag of Bricks, and his load is actually quite light compared to others. After all, it’s a spectrum, and he’s up there at the ‘delightfully’ named … More The Awe in Autism
When the Monster Only Comes Out At Home Aspergers and ASD have a habit of taking their toll on the parents. I’m not saying it’s a breeze to live it and breathe it as the child, certainly not. In fact perhaps it is because I can see how tough it is for my child, it … More Jekyll & Hyde
Life doesn’t get much better than friends, a cuppa and a slice of cake, right? Well, I personally reckon they are even better when they come with the Kiddie Birthday Wow factor. Tea, check. Friends, check. Cake, check. But after the joy of watching a kiddo blow out the candles and mark another year. Birthday … More Cuppa & Cake Please
Is Vitamin D Deficiency Linked to Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Fatigue, Depression and generally all things yuck? First off, I’m no scientist. I don’t claim to be. But I am somewhat literate, honest ‘guv. I can read, assimilate research, and well I have a vested interest in the form of the Fecking-F: Fibromyalgia, and my … More The Daily D Dose and Fibromyalgia – Does The Sunshine Vitamin Matter?
Riddle me this. If someone isn’t sure which twin is which, the chances are they’ll plug for calling “Pip”. The result: Pip believes the world knows her name, is rock solid in her belief that the world can tell who she is as an individual, and all is plain-sailing on the twin I-Have-My-Own-Identity agenda. … More Identity Crisis: When One Twin Thinks The World Doesn’t Know Her Name