Archive For The “autism” Category

How @circusstarr promotes inclusivity and positive body imagery 

By | October 16, 2018

If you’ve been a regular reader of my blogs, you’ll be aware that we look forward to the annual show that Circus Starr brings to town. Circus Starr are a not-for-profit organisation, relying on local donations from the towns that they visit so that they can put on a fantastically, inclusive show for disabled and disadvantaged children […]

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Yesterday 

By | October 13, 2018

This post would have been different yesterday, 12th October.  It wouldn’t have been positive, in fact I doubt I’d have completed it. Yesterday marks two years since my first both feet operation and it’s fair to say that I’ve lost my way since then, finding that the tools which used to be so handy for […]

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Smile – Weds 5th September 2018

By | September 5, 2018

It’s been a day of smiles today.    Smiles for D as she headed back to school into a class with her teachers from last year and knowing who her classmates will be  – which is so important when it comes to preparing her for the new school year. Smiles as she and T headed […]

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Meet the Bunnies! 

By | August 16, 2018

For as long as we can remember, bunnies have been very important to D. Her faithful and much-loved companion is Bunny, Bunny spent much of D’s life either held by her ears or tucked under D’s armpit which she ate/drew or needed to concentrate.  Bunny went on school trips, nestled inside a pocket on outings […]

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Summer Holidays Week One and How Gaming Benefits T Socially

By | August 1, 2018

We’ve been in summer holiday mode a week now, with D finishing school last Tuesday and T’s end of term being the Friday before. As is the norm with our children, they both much prefer being in the house or garden, individually they rely so much on the school routine that, the changes greatly affect […]

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Boxes and other bits #WOTW

By | June 16, 2018

I can’t remember the last time I summed up our week in a word, probably because our weeks since last August have been changeable and, if you’ve been reading my blogs for a while, you’ll know that routine and planning is key when living with autism. This week though, a word has shone out! It […]

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Noisy Kids with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra 

By | June 8, 2018

There’s a few things that D and I share a love of and one of them is music. Whether it’s listening to it (if she’s in the right mood), singing along (ditto) or playing it.  She has the opportunity to have flute lessons at her SN school and is doing very well with them.    […]

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The purple band and the green chain #autism 

By | June 7, 2018

It’s been a bit of a busy week for D, two hospital trips for me have impacted on the after school routines for her and the activities at school really step up a gear after the May half term, what with Proms week, Sports Day and end of term activities rapidly looming. In addition to […]

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D’s birthday and the purple Koala 

By | May 21, 2018

Our D was 14 yesterday, can you believe it?!  It was a day in which plans which had been made were changed and, although the morning had started early and angst-filled, ended happily, thanks in part to this little Koala (or Violet as D has named her):    We had planned to go to the […]

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Bubbles – Fri 4th May 2018

By | May 4, 2018

It’s been a long week for D, she’s normally extremely tired by Friday but today she was even more so. She was in tears as she left for school and according to her Home-school diary got very upset at school,  with more tears at home. She doesn’t like to say “no” to joining in with […]

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