Archive For The “autism” Category

The School Disco #SmallStepsAA

By | October 16, 2017

You may have seen from my Instagram pictures that D attended a disco at her SN school last week, here she is having a twirl or two just before we went in: You might think “hmmm, school disco? Loud music? Will that be okay for her?” She loved it and did not stop dancing for the two […]

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One Year On 

By | October 12, 2017

I didn’t realise it was a year today since my first both-feet operation, hasn’t it flown by? And, of course, when I did remember, I wondered how I should feel about it, bearing in mind it wasn’t a successful procedure and I’m currently 7 weeks post-op from the first remedial one in my right foot. […]

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#BlogTober Day 5 – Education

By | October 6, 2017

Yesterday’s prompt was Education. If you’re familiar with my blog, you’ll be aware that I have a daughter in special needs school and a son in mainstream secondary. Both have autism but, due to their varying intellectual and emotional levels, are most definitely in the right environments for them.   D couldn’t cope in a […]

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The Behavioural Challenges Parents of Autistic Children Face and Where to Find Support 

By | October 2, 2017

There’s not a single parenting manual, educational book, or even advice column that parents of autistic children can use to help them anticipate what behaviors they’ll encounter in their children. Autistic children come in a wide spectrum, sometimes necessitating help, understanding, and direction from medical experts. Nurses with a DNP online degree are very often the […]

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Mistakes #TheMMLinky and Babies #BlogTober 

By | October 2, 2017

This might seem a strange combination, but bear with me, all will be revealed. I’m a firm believer in the quote above.   We’re not all perfect, wouldn’t it be absolutely in-your-face boring if we were? You only have to read certain weekly gossip magazines to realise that some “celebs” seem to be morphing into […]

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The Train #SmallStepsAA

By | September 25, 2017

This new term has seen a massive change for T, he’s entered year 10 and become a commuter. The coach company we’d used since year 7 (and it had been running for many years before that), decided to pull his school route a week before the end of the summer term and weren’t willing to […]

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What’s Next? A belated #WOTW 

By | September 24, 2017

I’ve been a tad absent this past week, it’s been a bit full-on. As I’m typing this, I’m sneezing and coughing, very “oh woe is me”!  T was off school for three days last week with vomiting and a heavy cold and it’s now reached me, not ideal what with my general feeling of being […]

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The Escalator #SmallStepsAA

By | September 10, 2017

Today saw D absolutely smash one of her fears and I’m so proud of her! She was at a cinema birthday party, which was fab.  A film, popcorn, a drink and an ice cream (which she didn’t eat and passed me a liquid carton at the end!) have all made for a happy D. A […]

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10 things you don’t know about X #SEND30DayChallenge 

By | August 21, 2017

The second day’s blog prompt is above.  I was originally going to write this post about T and D (and did draft something which I wasn’t happy with, reading it back earlier) but I’ve chosen to re-blog a post from ABC news, around the various myths surrounding autism. I don’t normally cut and paste and all […]

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The meaning behind my blog name #SEND30daychallenge 

By | August 20, 2017

Yes, I’m doing another challenge and one that is even closer to my heart than music. A challenge for special needs bloggers, there are a lot of us about. Each sharing our experiences and wanting to raise a little bit more awareness and acceptance within – at times, a not very open – Society. It’s […]

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