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Sensory Issues are not the same as “Irrational Fears.”

Earlier this year I was reading a national newspaper lifestyle story, about a family taking their Asperger’s child with them on holiday to Fiji. As I read it I felt very uncomfortable about the family’s attitude and approach to their … Continue reading

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Not off to the movies, yet..?

My son is a big fan of the movie “Cars”, so we know he’ll be a big fan of “Cars 2” as well, but he’ll have to wait for the DVD. My husband was very keen to take him along … Continue reading

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A Tender Squash

A few years ago, when everyone else’s two and three-year old’s were seeking out cuddles and tickles, my son was often going into meltdowns at the slightest touch. Now, at the age of five, he requires and seeks out intensive … Continue reading

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A beautiful thought on a short-haired day

Yesterday, I had a beautiful thought. Right after I’d had it I realised how amazing it was, considering everything I’ve been through with my son. Before I tell you what the thought was, I just want to say a little … Continue reading

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Don’t Touch That Dial…

I’m going to defend the indefensible: According to modern study after modern study, I am an evil lazy mum for leaving my television on from dusk till dawn. I am ruining my children’s eyes, their imaginations, and making them fat … Continue reading

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Spontaneity and Water Wars

Any changes to my autistic son’s routine or introduction of new experiences, have to be carefully thought-out and pre-planned. It gets frustrating. A lot. Some days I just want to try something new with him without doing the exhausting ground-work; … Continue reading

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