Parenting on another level. I'm a 37-year-old mum, my eldest child from a different marriage is neurotypical which means he is not on the autistic spectrum and nearly reaching adulthood at 18 years this year. His childhood looking back on it now was very straight forward. Don't get me wrong - we had our stroppy [...]
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I've been busy lately writing a book all about our child's journey living with Asperger's and PDA. It's taken a lot of any spare time that I had for the past 4 months. It's still not finished but I feel a big part of it has been completed and I can breathe. The process has [...]
We coped well this year. I'm guessing we have learnt from previous years in terms of what can trigger anxiety so now we just roll with our Christmas festivities offering lots of choices and keeping demands very low. We have learnt to always be conscious of our child's sensory profile, it is there and hasn't [...]
I was a keen gym goer for a few years. The gym was my second home, time away from being a housewife, homemaker, mum, and dog walker to our Goldendoodle. The gym was a place I could forget what was going on in our hectic life and the demands placed on me by our Aspergers/PDA [...]
Definition of play - "activity engaged in for enjoyment and recreation, especially by children" So this brings me to my blog about play, what's right? what's wrong? I hear it from others all the time. Too much iPad time! Too much time spent gaming! I hate the kids on them devices constantly - they should [...]
We were blind not to see our son's unique sensory profile from a young age, but then again we didn't even know there was anything wrong until we started to question things at age 6. Perhaps I should rephrase the "anything wrong". It wasn't "wrong" - it was simply his own sensory profile that was [...]
We waited a long time for a diagnosis, not for a label to help us get the support that we desperately needed as a family. We got the Asperger's diagnosis, was handed the piece of paper from CAMHS and asked if we thought it would be useful to be put on the list for a [...]
Maybe you're like us? The nearest school that could meet the needs of your child's EHCP is miles away? Our school trip involves a 72-mile round journey a day. That's 18 miles each way, twice a day. When we found the school I was delighted. Shortly after though, I began thinking. How would our child cope [...]
I am 8 years old and my mum writes blogs on this website about me. I am kinda cool about this but I want to write as it's my turn now! As long as I can remember, possibly year 1 I wanted to be out of school and my mummy listened closely to me. We [...]
I am going to go straight into the subject this time. I have an 8-year-old Aspergers/PDA child though with or without a diagnosis it shouldn't matter. He was faced with total confusion for many years, sent outside the classroom many a time, restrained in front of others and dragged to the heads office. It became a [...]