Category Archives: Autism

Loving with Autism Update: L Plates

Loving with Autism Update: L Plates

 

loving with autism learners

Well this happened today and I can’t begin to tell you how proud I am of this young man! Well, if I am honest… proud and scared!! Lol…

And while I am being honest I also have a confession… because the truth is that if 10 years ago you had said to me that Thomas would get his Learners one day I would have had trouble seeing it. When you are in the midst of Autism at its loudest and walls are being kicked in, windows broken and the only word he can say is ‘fuck’… well truth is there are times that it is pretty hard to see all the amazing things they will go on to achieve. And I do feel a little bad that I sometimes lost my vision of hope and trust in broken walls… I guess I was and am still on my ‘L’ plates on this parenting Autism… or perhaps parenting in general lol.

And why does his face look like that?

Well you do know that when you are having your photo taken for your licence you can’t smile! 😉

Now God please be with me for these 100 hours and beyond!

 

Hello Fear, I See You, I Feel You….

Hello Fear, I See You, I Feel You….

I have a son ‘Living with Autism’, and we accept that if there is a label it must be real and must come with challenges, but I get surprised sometimes by how many of us are ‘Living with Fear’. Not a recognised disorder, no medication prescribed, but can most certainly immobilize people and prevent themContinue Reading

Autism and Those Grave Side Stories

Autism and Those Grave Side Stories

Laughter can come from the most unexpected stories, situations and places. You just have to give yourself permission to see it… and sometimes it comes not actually from being in the moment but from your reflections of those moments. Autism and grief… an interesting mix.  

Autism: Positive and Negative

Autism: Positive and Negative

Yesterday after my show at a luncheon a gentleman came up to me and shared some of his journey of having a son living with Autism… We talked about the maintaining your ‘sense of humour’ and finding the joy around the challenges… and how we wouldn’t have them any other way… But we also talkedContinue Reading

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