Posts Tagged “Standard”

Friday 25th May

By | May 25, 2012

25th of the month always makes me think “x months since Christmas, x months to go” – today’s random “J” fact! Today has been, on the whole, another good day for D. She had a teeny bit of reluctance but once her TA came out of the classroom, she was smiling away and went in […]

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Thursday 17th May

By | May 17, 2012

Oh My Goodness, the predictable unpredictability of autism! We had the usual reluctance around school this morning and off we set. We got to school and whether it was because the classroom door was open – not closed; whether it was because it was the Thurs-Fri teacher and not the Mon-Weds one or whether D […]

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That ….just that

By | May 16, 2012

When you’ve got your child into school, they’ve got scared by other children and it’s taken some persuading to get them back. The teacher then takes your child by the hand and marches them in, without giving you a chance to say Goodbye or even ask how they are…..that When you walk past some builders […]

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Autism – you are not my buddy today

By | May 15, 2012

The worst school run ever today, if I didn’t blog it, I’d go mad… RELUCTANCE with a capital, bold, underlined R this morning. Hubbie was leaving for work later so routine had already changed, thank goodness he took T to his school, otherwise I think I’d be hiding under a bush. So….D and I set […]

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Monday 7th May

By | May 7, 2012

A memorable moment today – for all the wrong reasons. D deliberately punched me. To give some background, it was 5am this morning and she was roaming. I took her back to her room, tucked her in and then as I bent down I could see from her face she wasn’t happy and then “bam!”, […]

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Food and Autism – our experience

By | May 3, 2012

I was determined not to use the word “diet” in the title, D is nearly 8years old after all. I never want her to think of food as “bad” – maybe healthy and unhealthy – but not “bad”, that sets off alarm bells in my mind re. eating disorders etc. Which is why I felt […]

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Tuesday 1st May – What April meant for me

By | May 1, 2012

1st of May today and Autism Awareness Month is officially over. Of course, for those of us that care for someone on the spectrum or are on the spectrum themselves, awareness is a 24/7, all year round occurrence. Some days are good, some days not so good but all the while, you carry on – […]

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Wednesday 25th April

By | April 25, 2012

25th? Autism awareness month is flying by… I felt a bit despondent yesterday thinking “am I doing enough, what more can I do?” but because autism is an invisible disability it’s almost “baby steps” and awareness one-by-one. More of that later… D went in well, after some reluctance again. Her class had an assembly today […]

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Friday 20th April

By | April 20, 2012

D had a meltdown before school today, she kept hitting herself with her water bottle and T got out of the way just in time, not the best way to start a morning. After talking with D last night (well, it was quite one-sided) about the boy who’d been picking on her – it continued […]

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Thursday 19th April

By | April 19, 2012

Today it’s been like we’ve been visited by a mini Dawn French! Ever since D got up, she has been adding “…my lover” in a Cornish accent onto everything! For example, “would you like toast or cereal for breakfast?” answer “cereal, my lover”! I could not work out where this had come from. She normally […]

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