Archive For The “This Is Autism” Category

Mixed emotions and “Friendships” by @neiley83 #ThisIsAutism

By | April 21, 2014

We’ve reached the end of the Easter holidays for D, she returns tomorrow and T on Wednesday. A fact which he is delighted about, that he gets an extra day off, when it’s reversed and D has an inset day and he doesn’t..he’s not so pleased! For D and T, it’s been a mixed day. […]

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Nearly there.. And “We Have Autism” by @womanwithbaby #ThisIsAutism

By | April 20, 2014

The Easter Bunny was kind to us this year, aided by D’s faithful Bunny: As with Christmas and birthdays, D has started to get excited about Easter, but on her terms. I’d previously seen some bunny-shaped chocolate “eggs” and thought they’d be just perfect for D but, considering she wouldn’t eat Easter chocolate for years […]

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A see saw day and “Diagnosis as a adult” by @soundcube #ThisIsAutism

By | April 19, 2014

It’s been a day of ups and downs for D, a see-saw day. One moment, she’s absolutely fine, happily crafting (she has very good fine motor skills and will spend ages twirling and twisting materials) and the next, she’s very withdrawn and in tears. Unable to say what’s wrong for a good few moments, amidst […]

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Bank Holiday (?) and “Bobby’s story” from @handmchallenge #ThisIsAutism

By | April 18, 2014

I guess the Bank Holiday today means different things to different people: for our (noisy) next door neighbours it’s barbecue time, with children jumping and shrieking on their trampoline, shouting at anything and everything; for others, it’s a trip to a DIY store for bits and pieces and for some, it’s a road trip to […]

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Ticking over and @lauren_holmes12 “Waiting” #ThisIsAutism

By | April 17, 2014

A peaceful day today has followed a busy and emotion-filled one yesterday, just what was needed for T and D. I aim to separate out busy ones with a what-some-might-consider boring so as not to build up the over-stimulation and anxieties. There have been plenty of smiles and cuddles from D, plenty of concentration on […]

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Poignancy and “Self Acceptance” by @autiepower #ThisIsAutism

By | April 16, 2014

Today has been a day in which both T and D have done Hubbie and I proud. It’s been a day spent with Hubbie’s dad, a day which he (FIL) wasn’t looking forward to as it was the birthday of his late wife, Hubbie’s mum. The first birthday without her. His birthday had been the […]

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Memories and This Is M by @manicmippismum #ThisIsAutism

By | April 15, 2014

D absolutely amazed me today with her memory skills, she really does have an incredible memory, the challenge is finding a way to tap into it and utilise it. We were having our end-of-day chat, sometimes it’s very one-sided (how tired she is depends on how conversant she is) but it’s always a good chance […]

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Ever active and @DraconiX_CB “I Am Not Spock” #ThisIsAutism

By | April 14, 2014

We are halfway through the Easter holidays and one of T’s tasks from school was some SATS revision, he’d been given a couple of test papers to work through. One of the qualities I admire in T (our autistic high functioning, 11.5 year old) is his drive and determination to do the best he can […]

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Posting A Letter and growing up with ADHD by @Indigo_Reading #ThisIsAutism

By | April 13, 2014

Today has been a Sunny Sunday, a day of smiles, squeals and bounces. Needed for both T and D after their individually busy Saturdays. Posting A Letter: I’m including within tonight’s post an achievement for D. The title basically gives it away but please read on, it’s definitely progress for her. D was diagnosed with […]

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Pre-judging and Dear Teacher from @TheBeesleyBuzz #ThisIsAutism

By | April 12, 2014

It’s been a busy Saturday for D, we headed off to have a fitting for her new glasses (déjà vue as we were there same time last week for her eye test) and then onward into town as we couldn’t get a direct bus home. As with last week, town was busy, there were stares […]

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