Posts Tagged “autism”

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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The Picture (and the meltdown) 

By | March 24, 2018

D loves to draw, it – along with looking at countless similar pictures of My Little Pony or Minecraft on google – is one of her self-calming tools. She’s always drawn and every birthday/Christmas/other occasion card she writes is accompanied by a drawing, some of which are incredibly detailed. Drawing brings her happiness but, this […]

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Snow Go 

By | March 1, 2018

Well, the “Beast from the East”/Storm Emma/snow has arrived.  There’s no denying that we haven’t been warned. The weather has been playing on our minds a bit these last few days and caused D a few anxieties. On Tuesday, she was due to take part in a panathlon at the Olympic pool in East London, […]

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When D shared her worries … 

By | February 27, 2018

I know, I’ve not been a regular blogger so far this year, let’s just blame “stuff”, shall we? But today, I just had to share an achievement by our D.  D – if you’ve read my posts previously – finds it very, very difficult to tell anyone at school if she’s worried about something. She […]

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