Category Archives: Autism

Loving with Autism: Shoes

Loving with Autism: Shoes

One of the many challenges we had with Thomas was buying him new shoes… he wouldn’t sit still, he hated anybody touching his feet and he would start screaming as soon as we got close to a shoe shop… Mostly we didn’t know exactly why he hated it so much, but he did… and IContinue Reading

Autism Awareness Month

Autism Awareness Month

In this month that is Autism Awareness month I share a poem that captures some of the journey that is Autism. Mum, what will I eat, why are the cornflakes that colour, I don’t like how you looked at me and do you know the name of that fella, Percy is green Thomas the TankContinue Reading

Loving with Autism: Tom is 17!

Loving with Autism: Tom is 17!

In true Thomas style he went and bought his cake, made, decorated it and bought his candles for it… he bought his birthday balloons too and we celebrated with him. If you had told me when Tom was 2 or 3 or 9 that Thomas would be achieving what he is today at 17 IContinue Reading

Loving with Autism Update: A Letter

Loving with Autism Update: A Letter

When we were in the midst of our grief and devastation and Autism was so loud and Thomas was smashing walls and windows and swearing and I was doing a lot of howling and a little swearing myself… well we weren’t easy to live beside… I felt the judgements of neighbours and at this pointContinue Reading

Loving with Autism Update: Senior Badge

Loving with Autism Update: Senior Badge

On Friday Thomas received his ‘Senior’ badge as he begins this final year at school. Leaders were presented with their Leadership Badges too… and as we celebrated them and they talked about the role of Leadership and what it looks like I couldn’t help but reflect… Although Thomas never received a leadership role, (which isContinue Reading

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