Archive For The “This Is Autism” Category

Is it my fault? Sun 20th March 2016 #ThisIsAutism

By | March 20, 2016

Oh, it’s dangerous when I have some thinking time!  I start to think in a not so positively way, thinking from a glass half empty viewpoint, as opposed to glass half full. I look at T, who is never without how headphones, who is oh-so-bright but cannot hold a conversation beyond a few words.  Who […]

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Thank You #ThisIsAutism

By | April 30, 2014

April has positively whizzed by and with the end of Autism Awareness Month comes the end of my nightly guest posts for #ThisIsAutism, all the previous posts can be read by clicking here. I need to say a huge Thank You to everyone who contributed (name checks below), I have really appreciated every post sent […]

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Princess D and “Supporting an autistic child beyond domestic abuse” via @alwayshopesally #ThisIsAutism

By | April 29, 2014

D simply could not wait to get to school this morning, she was to be a princess in her class assembly commemorating St George’s Day. The instruction from her teacher was to wear all her “finery” and, Claire’s Accessory tiara at the ready, she positively bounced into school. I wish we’d been able to see […]

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Angst and an Admissions Explanation #ThisIsAutism

By | April 28, 2014

All was well until the end of the school day and then….whoosh, D shot past me, a fearful expression on her face. Her TA was close behind and explained quickly that it might have been because of a school letter in her bag. The letter was a scarlet fever alert, there have been a few […]

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My Kind Of Day and The Autism Intermission with @followthewabbit #ThisIsAutism

By | April 27, 2014

Today has been “my kind of day” as the title suggests, a day when both T and D have been happy to do their own activities (separately, not together). In D’s case, it’s been drawing and reading, in T’s (once homework was out of the way), it was football, football and more football. Facts, stats, […]

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Phew! And #ThisIsAutism by @trevor1892

By | April 26, 2014

Yesterday and its extreme emotions have passed, today has been a much better one. It’s been a back-to-it day for Hubbie and T, doing what they enjoy best….watching local football matches. In the meantime, D and I have had a day of cuddles, of running in from the incessant rain and of vampire bat chat! […]

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Rain, rain and “Living with my ASD” by @ClassicTrekker #ThisIsAutism

By | April 25, 2014

I don’t know where to start about today, other than the fact it hasn’t been a good one. The weather (grrr!) has had itsimpact, with both T and D enduring “wet break time” and basically being in their classrooms all day. This has had a knock-on effect after school and this evening. T, in particular, […]

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Exciting times for D and an Autism Support Perspective #ThisIsAutism

By | April 24, 2014

After a shaky day yesterday, D was full of excitement about her birthday party. It’s still four weeks away but, as the invitations have gone out and responses are starting to come in, it’s all becoming “real” to her, that this will be happening. As I’ve mentioned before, she spent years not recognising birthdays or […]

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We’re back to it Wednesday and a poem from @savvywendy #ThisIsAutism

By | April 23, 2014

I love having T and D around in the holidays, love it. There’s always plenty of “Mumma cuddles” to and from D and T has a never-ending quest for knowledge and facts. He is a wise head on young shoulders. But.. It was nice to see them both head back into their separate schools today. […]

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Back To It and a Teacher’s Guest Post #ThisIsAutism

By | April 22, 2014

Back to school for D and she simply could not wait. I guess she was relieved to be getting back into routine, certainly she was up, dressed and ready for action at an early hour! It’s been a busy couple of weeks, what with birthdays, new glasses and a cinema trip, she should have had […]

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