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My eldest son attends “Riding for the Disabled;” where once a week he gets to ride a horse for an hour during school time, and I get to say he’s doing therapy. At least, that was my first impression of … Continue reading
There has been a lot of media hype recently about “The Sewell Foundation,” and the family behind this charity. They got their story on the TV show Seven Sharp this week, and have had yet another article published about them on Stuff.co.nz. … Continue reading
“Invisible red paint” is an analogy I came up with years ago, to describe some of my son’s more confusing and upsetting behaviour. I didn’t have other terminology to describe it back then; this behaviour was well in place prior … Continue reading
When people see or hear how far my son has come in the past two years, they frequently end up telling me what they think caused the improvement. It is rarer that someone actually asks me what I think made … Continue reading
When a child suffers, and science can’t provide definitive answers and solutions to stop the suffering, parents turn to whatever is left, no matter how unproven. No matter how expensive. No matter how demeaning, or dangerous..? In the world of … Continue reading
I’ve often thought how much easier it would have been over the past two years, to be dealing with a single expert on autism, instead of a wide range of therapies and therapists. There are some organisations and movements which … Continue reading