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…

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…

An Aspergers Christmas.

As you might expect, Christmas is a time of year that children love. My kids are no exception - and being ASD, they expect certain things. A while back, TOH and I came up with our own Midwinter Festival which we call "Satyulemas" - this starts on the 17th December (Saturnalia),  takes in Yule on the…

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,…