Posts Tagged “autism”

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 Opticians Visit #SmallStepsAA 

By | October 2, 2017

It’s been a “given” for – well, as long as I can remember – that Hubbie does the sport-related activities with T and that I do all the medical/school related bits that need   doing.   The fact I’m a non-driver plays a massive factor in this,  especially with away games and training for T […]

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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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Do, do, do the Conga! #SmallStepsAA

By | September 18, 2017

One thing that D is very much looking foward to this week is the start of After-School Theatre Club.  It’s run by an external drama teacher and, as it’s a paid-for activity, we wanted to be very sure she’d enjoy it before we committed to it. That’s the issue at times, isn’t it? There’s masses […]

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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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