Category Archives: Autism

Why Colin Brewer is Wrong


Jenny

I do not usually take part in blog link ups.  It’s not that I have anything against them, I don’t.  It’s just I’m not a very  “bloggy” person.  Now this seems ridiculous as I ran a blog alongside Little Doers before costs (the cost to me) made me take the […]

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FREE NOISE TRAFFIC LIGHT SYSTEM


FREE NOISE TRAFFIC LIGHTS FOR ASD

I have been looking up various things to help with my autistic son’s behaviour of late and came upon the idea of traffic lights systems.  The problem is that for what these things are, essentially a laminated piece of card with a traffic light image and some words on, the […]

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The Holiday


To most people a holiday is a time to relax, to idle away the hours and forget about your stresses. That’s most people. The parent of an autistic has a somewhat different experience. It all starts rightly enough, you convince yourself this time will be different, you can forego the […]

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“I hate everybody in the whole planet”


I love my autistic son.  He cracks me up so much, it took me over 30 years to become a bit of a misanthrope but he has managed it in under 5. Today has been a bit of a shitty day for him.  We are going away tomorrow and so […]

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The Lonlieness of the Autism Parent


I find it very difficult to be honest with myself about my feelings.  There is always that inner voice telling you that you’re bad or wrong for thinking a certain way, or that others will judge you and you should keep it to yourself. After a while these feelings become […]

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“I don’t like Playschool”


So meltdown moo does not like playschool.  Anyone who asks him will get this answer.  Well that is if they ask him over an hour after he gets home from said playschool, as in the golden hour after picking him up he loves it.   Now you might wonder why, if […]

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The Autism Chronicles Day One


So today I have decided to start writing down some of our daily experiences due to Meltdown Moo’s issues.  Before I begin you must understand that we are quite a batty family anyway and we already stand out of a crowd.  Let me introduce you to the players: Mum: That’s […]

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COLOUR IN ALPHABET: A IS FOR APPLE


Welcome to our colour in alphabet series.  Every week we will be bringing you a new letter to colour in to aid your childs creative development and letter recognition. The first is A is for Apple. Just click on the image for a printable A4 PDF

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Autism and thinking visually


Please note this post was originally posted on the littledoers blog back in September 2012   As some people who follow me on twitter may know my son recently had his diagnosis of autism confirmed. It has been a strange road since our initial fears over his lack of speech […]

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My Little Monkey: an ode to an autistic child


A short poem about autism and my son My Little Monkey   My little monkey is a cracking little fellow He runs round like a lunatic and is never, ever mellow He likes to twirl in circles and crashes into things He doesn’t understand the world, or the joy he […]

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