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Category Archives: NaBloPoMo
30 days ago I agreed to do NaBloPoMo (a writing challenge in which bloggers write a blog post a day in November). It was very much an impulsive decision of mine to do this but nevertheless I thought it … Continue reading
When my son got a place at a school that specialised in teaching autistic children, I really thought we had made it. It may seem like a ridiculous thing to say but it felt like an absolutely massive achievement to get … Continue reading
Many people assume communication means speech but there is a lot more to communication than verbal expression. There are also physical gestures, facial expressions and behaviour which have become important ways for me to understand what my autistic children are communicating. Whilst both … Continue reading
As a result of concerns about the proposals by Merlin’s Magic Wand to change their application process for families with autistic children, the charity have now published a statement on their facebook page. You can read it in full here … Continue reading
Merlin’s Magic Wand is a charity created by the Merlin Entertainments Group that aims to provide ‘magical experiences’ for children who are seriously ill, disabled or disadvantaged. Yesterday the charity sent out a letter that stated that of the 5,000 applications handled … Continue reading
There is a man that I used to see a lot of around my town. He is in his early fifties and walks with his head slightly bowed and his upper body pitched forward, almost as if he is going … Continue reading