Getting Support at School

18th June 2020 A couple of days ago I got a call from the Educational Psychologist, to assess J's needs for school. In fact, more and...

Sensory-Seeking

Friday 5th June 2020 My daughter is a sensory-seeker. She was one of the only babies who enjoyed the full 25-minute or so baby massage at...

Recovering after a Meltdown

Sunday, 31st May Last night J had quite a bad meltdown. It was longer than usual and there was no way you could speak into it. So I...

Meltdowns I've Known

Friday 29th May, 2020 One of the most frustrating things when you're parenting a child with autism is for another parent or adult to say...

Going Public

Wednesday, 27th May 2020 The extract below was written last August, in a cafe, when I'd finally decided to write about my journey with...

Sensory Overload

Wednesday, 27th May 2020 Sensory overload is a significant aspect of autism and too easily overlooked. When I think back, there were many...

9 Months On

Input from the Occupational Therapist Wednesday, 27th May 2020 Yesterday we had our first 'appointment' with the Occupational Therapist,...