Pause: an alphabetical proverbial poem about adulting and parenting

Written for World Autism Awareness Week: this is my equivalent of the shaved head, raffle or sponsored slim.  If it touches you at all, please click here to make a donation to the National Autistic Society or at least, share as widely as you can so we can hopefully tap into some rich people... Pause Accidents will happen (even in … Continue reading Pause: an alphabetical proverbial poem about adulting and parenting

Wot you looking at, with your #JudgeyFace?

“The expression people pull when they are making instant judgements about James and me.  JudgeyFace”. That’s a quote from an almost-annoying-cool-and-funny woman-blogger-mum called Louise Williams speaking about the contempt and hostility that she and her autistic son James face when out in public. I would recommend you check out her blog, but don't tell me … Continue reading Wot you looking at, with your #JudgeyFace?

Too Much Information: by Beatrix, aged 8

To mark the end of World Autism Awareness Week, Beatrix, my amazing autistic daughter, would like to share her personal experiences of Asperger's.  She would really like to make a difference, to make her own little mark on the internet, so please share... To some of us autistic people it’s like a big dangerous world out there that … Continue reading Too Much Information: by Beatrix, aged 8

Aspie Life: By Beatrix (and parenthood by Mum, The A Word episode 2)

Beatrix wrote the following after we watched episode two of The A Word together... she began reviewing the programme but quickly lost interest (it was mostly about crap parents, wasn't it) and decided to just put some quick thoughts together as it was late and we have an epic play date with her bestie planned … Continue reading Aspie Life: By Beatrix (and parenthood by Mum, The A Word episode 2)