Autistic – Not Naughty

As many of you who follow my blog will know by now, I have 3 children under 6, the middle one who is autistic. After his diagnosis 4 years ago it become evident to me that autism is an area along with many “invisible disabilities” that need more awareness and people to understand the effectsContinue reading “Autistic – Not Naughty”

Lockdown with Additional Needs Children

The build up to any half term or school holiday is, for a lot of autistic children, well prepared for. Perhaps a week or so of social stories, new timetables, discussions with your child etc. will begin on the lead up to the break up of term. Even then half terms bring such a changeContinue reading “Lockdown with Additional Needs Children”

My Marathon Journey – Weeks 1 – 4

https://www.justgiving.com/Cockneyinthecountryside I would love to be able to tell you how I applied for the London 2020 Marathon and wrote out my well thought through application but the truth is I can’t remember. The first I knew about my marathon application was when a man from the National Autistic Society called offering me a place.Continue reading “My Marathon Journey – Weeks 1 – 4”

Survival of the Six Weeks Holidays

The end of the school year is looming and a monumental challenge is ready and waiting for us parents as we embark on 6 full weeks with our children. Over the past week I have seen various posts on blogs and across social media which I have found quite honestly a bit “preachy.” The postsContinue reading “Survival of the Six Weeks Holidays”