Ultra Processed Foods and children….

ALL PARENTS - you need to watch this show: https://www.bbc.co.uk/.../what-are-we-feeding-our-kidsNot got enough time to watch it? Here's the synopsis - the Food Industry, people like Nestle, are deliberately creating Ultra Processed Food so that they can make as much profit as possible. These foods are deliberately targeted at low income, working parents as convenience foods.…

An Autistic Mum’s Morning

The problem with being a Mum is that you see work everywhere. You get up in the morning and the bathroom mocks you… There’s hair in the plughole. There’s toothpaste all over the sink. “I’ll clean the bathroom a bit later,” you think, “after I’ve had some coffee.” So, you go down to the kitchen…

Obsessions…

My kids are very much the typical obsessional autistic. NOS is still obsessed with Pokemon -I think that'll make it a 13 year obsession. He collects every single pokemon game he can get his hands on (including mobile phone based game hacks etc) and I don't think it's the sort of obsession that is going…

Bethany’s Dad Has Important News

A Light at the end of a Nasty House of Horrors – please read!

It Must Be Mum

Bethany’s story came to light a week or so ago.  Whilst many of us in the SEN world are sickened and shocked – at the same time, we are not surprised.  I have the privilege of having her Dad’s permission to share his update.  We are all familiar with the concept of ‘meetings about me without me‘… well below is a spectacular version.  Read on for a happier ending than usual.

For those who would like an update:  Beth is locked in a seclusion cell with (10′ x 12’) with one door and no window.  She is 17.  She has been in seclusion for 21 months.  Until recently she has a pen in her arm but I understand that a media outcry at least resulted in this being addressed.  She is fed through a hatch.  Just a snapshot of issues can be demonstrated by these 4 tweets:

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Warning, Rant ahead – KIDS!

Don't get me wrong, I love my family and their unique ways of looking at the world, their excitement about their passions and their joy in the smallest of details. This is one of the good things about being an ASD family. However, when you are ASD yourself, you often find that those things irritate…

I’m lost for words…

Audiobooks are one of the ways that my older daughter gets herself to sleep… she has real problems getting to sleep and staying asleep, so it’s a simple way for her to deal with the problem.
This morning, my very first audiobook came out! There’ll be another one out soon, so watch this space…

The World of The Teigr Princess

… which believe me is a little unusual for an author!

Just recently I have been feeling more than a little lost. My writing has been slow and getting words onto a page has been like pulling teeth. It’s the reason I haven’t posted anything here for a while; every word I can muster has been put into a WIP.

Then this morning, I woke up to some wonderful news.

The beautiful and talented Maria K. has been steadily putting her books into Audiobook form, and has quite a catalogue building up.

I’ve thought about putting my books into audiobook form, but as I’m struggling just to get my books finished, edited and published in e-book, I’ve been putting it off as I only want to focus on one project at a time.

So when Maria asked me if I was okay with her putting the Land Far Away books

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Autism Pride Day

  You may have noticed a slight change to the title of the Blog. *Points upward at banner* I have been wandering through the myriad of facebook groups and websites dedicated to us... there are more than a few... and I discovered that today is Autistic Pride Day. I never realised that it existed... I…

Some VERY important information…

Hi. This is only going to be a short post from me because I want you to go read someone else' post. It's a really important post that needs to be read by as many people as possible - doesn't matter if you are the one with ASD or a parent or carer or relative…