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…

Morning musings on Autism, Social Media and the education system.

Due to my caring responsibilities and the younger children, I don't get a social life unless there is a free creche. Social Media has become the lifeline that I cling to, stopping me sliding into the abyss that I regularly swing over. I realised a long time ago that due to my difficulty in communicating…

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…

Self doubt and paranoia…

I am trying very hard not to scream. I just had a convo with the Health Visitor - PW had been referred for ASD assessment by the previous HV through the GP and it had been turned down, new HV doesn't know why. So new HV contacted the Nursery Teacher to get the school to…

Autistic Motherhood

I read the open letter to Kibo on Autistic Motherhood today... and added my request to be added to the signees. I also read the response post... As a writer myself, I understand that creative expression can take many forms and that often, we writers may deliberately portray things negatively in order to provoke a…

Making Connections…

I've been seeing increasing numbers of my female friends (both from the real world and the digital world) speaking out on various issues. Some of these issues I have experience with and some I don't, but in an effort to support my friends (and no matter how I know them, they are my friends) I…

Emotions and Poetry: Heart

People with ASD aren't supposed to be empathic or understand emotions. Maybe that's true for some of us, but not for all of us... yet it's one of the many myths that gets trotted out time and time again. We have problems showing our emotions; we have problems with feeling too much and being overwhelmed…

Social Media

Social Media; what’s it for? Talking to your friends? Arguing with your enemies? Persuading other people that your view is right? Causing pain to those you hate? Surely it could be for so much more? Playground semantics rule the sites, Bullying so much more subtle, Gas lighting and manipulation common, Cliques form and break up,…

You Three, Not Me.

On the outside looking in, Walking through life on your own, No matter how large a group you’re with, You never have a friend. Watching everyone having fun, Making plans. Someone comes along. A tiny light of hope in your mind, You open up your heart to them, Show them who you are. They seem…

Being a Mother

I have this absurd idea of what a family is supposed to be like. It's an amalgamation of all the things that I've absorbed from TV, Movies, books as I grew up.  That's how ASD kids learn a lot of the time, you see; it means that we tend to have odd notions of how…