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  • Thursday 12th July

    For a change we had a dry school run this morning, it was NICE! D walked about 1/3 of the way and there was a bit of reluctance about going in but that may have been because staff and pupils were in Indian dress again. They did all look very nice though,... Read more

  • Pimms is definitely a tonic...

    Just a little tale today, I wanted to share because it made me smile. I was in the supermarket today and thought I'd buy a bottle of Pimms and lemonade - well it is MEANT to be summer! It came with a free jug too, I love that sort of promotion and am... Read more

  • Thursday 5th July

    Oh My Goodness! When I had this little idea of a picture blog for #thisiswhatautismlookslike I did not think it would end up being mentioned in the Huffington Post! I'm so pleased. Readers will be able to click on the link (by the way I am Autism Mama... Read more

  • Dear 50 Cent: This is what Autism looks like...

    (updated with 50cent's apology at the end of the post) To 50cent, Oh dear, I don't know if you intentionally set out to offend and upset so many parents of children and young adults with autism, but you have. Autism is not something to throw at someone... Read more

  • Friday 22nd June

    Definitely a rollercoaster week. To quote from Ronan Keating's song "life is a rollercoaster and you've just got to ride it". I found out last night that someone we knew had died from cancer. 63 years old, before her time. We are also approaching the... Read more

  • Monday 18th June

    Thanks very much for the RTs of my earlier post today, really appreciated 😘. A much better day today, D did her 2/3 walking to school this morning and I think if we didn't have to go to T's school first (with the swarm of school children and their parents)... Read more

  • When Autism smacks you down and some kind words lift you back up...

    Sometimes you can feel like you're coasting, sticking to the routines that are so important to an autistic child. The snacks and meals are produced at the right time, the routes to and from school are not deviated from, the nighttime routine is followed... Read more

  • Thursday 14th June

    D managed to walk 2/3 of the way to school again today, displaying her very poor road sense and taking it very sloooowly. I know this is doing her good muscle-wise but honestly, if someone is walking behind us, we have to stop until they have passed,... Read more

  • Tuesday 5th June

    D has found today quite challenging. I think it's partly due to the changed routine - it's Tuesday, no school and we're all at home - partly the sensory issues around - neighbours with their music and BBQs - and I've been continuing with a bit of decluttering... Read more

  • Saturday 2nd June

    More football success for T's team today, his team were runners-up in the football tournament today. Hubbie got a trophy too - as Coach - he's delighted as it's his first ever trophy! He may *coughs* be a little bit over the age bracket though! These... Read more