Category Archives: The Autism Chronicles

Return of the blog…..


So in my head I have that song from the 90s, “Return of the Mac” as I write this…. except that noone knew I’d be back as noone probably knew I went away.  Well I have been away for almost 18months.  The reasons for this are varied. I’ve launched an […]

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Realising Your Achievements


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I have been feeling pretty rubbish lately; family problems, poor health and life not going as I want it to have left me feeling, well shit to be honest.  In my head I have a picture of what life should be like and how I should be and my reality […]

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Faces of Caring Exhibition


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I did write a big post here but somehow I managed to delete without realising; publish it and then realise so I could not press undo….. don’t you hate it when that happens?! Anyhow the Faces of Caring exhibition is a photographic exhibition curated by the lovely Katherine Sparks of […]

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They are driving me mad


Yes from the title you’ve probably guessed that I am feeling a little on the edge.  My dear, sweet lovely children are in fact, driving me loco. This morning we had the OT and Moo was about as uncooperative as he could possibly be. He refrained from answering most questions, […]

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Disability and worth


In this post-Capitalist society where you are judged it seems on purely monetary and aesthetic terms what are you worth when society deems you to be invisible? Since becoming wheelchair bound this is a question that I ponder a lot.  The way disability is portrayed by the popular press in […]

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Stones Smashing into the Earth


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No don’t worry that’s not some kind of sensationalist headline.  No it is my son’s latest worry.  When I say worry that’s putting it rather mildly.  He has managed to convince himself that some stones are about to crash into planet earth and we are going to then crash into […]

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The Voice Final and why people depress me


It is not usual for me to feel compelled to write about a TV program.  But things happened on Twitter this eve that have made me want to say something. As a disabled woman I find the comments that I have seen on twitter this evening depressing and disgusting.  Even […]

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Arts Able Survey


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As I’m sure you are aware I have been working very hard lately on trying to start a charity to help children who have developmental disabilities access the arts in a more useful and interactive way.  If you are interested in finding out more then please have a look at […]

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Kissing Crazy


  Life with a child on the spectrum is never dull.  My son is now obsessed by kissing.  When I say obsessed I mean it and it is doing my head in!It all started a couple of weeks ago.  He is obsessed with Cinderella and Princesses, no don’t laugh, he […]

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Charity Begins at Home


“What an odd blog title” I may hear you say.  Well not really when you understand the context.  No, I’m not really some misanthropic person who wants to end all do-gooding.  On the contrary I am setting up a charity due to my son’s disability.   It occurred to me […]

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