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
Please note this post was prepared way ahead of the awful event at Westminster last week, there's no attempt to play off any increased searching or traffic around terms related to the Houses of Parliament. I thought about not publishing this but on reflection, I hope the majority of people will not be offended. If you disagree, I … Continue reading Too Much Information? Butt out!
On Saturday I went to the AGM of the National Autistic Society. Our family are members and have done a number of things to support the charity over the past couple of years from being featured in their donor mailings to busting a gut doing the Tough Mudder... It was thrilling to hear how their 'Too … Continue reading How to Start a Revolution, erm, maybe…
This is possibly the most inspiring thing ever. Life in all its beauty. Again, this.
“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?
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
Ever since she was little, Beatrix has been allowed to use my iPhone. I have always loved uploading photos to my mac and seeing her pictures in amongst mine; little insights, perhaps, into the world as she sees it... here are some of them. I am sharing these as part of World Autism Awareness Week, I do … Continue reading Beautiful Eyes… seeing beauty in details
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)
If I had to critique The A Word at this early stage then all I could say is that I commend it for the robustness and complexity of all the characters and their stories, for the humour (genuinely LOL funny) and of course, the excellent music. I'm looking forward to next week. What it is … Continue reading The A Word: don’t talk to me about it
Happy Mothers' Day. I got up really early and put a smashing leg of lamb in the slow cooker so I can treat MY mummy later then came back to bed. I am still here, festering, until, hmmm, probably about 3pm. I am feeling deliciously sleepy and almost dribbly incoherent other than the words "more … Continue reading Mothers’ Day: Neuro-elephants Part II