Thursday, March 29, 2012

Racism and Autism... and Vulnerability.

How are Racism, Autism and Vulnerability related, you might be wondering. Let me explain my train of thought. I'll get to Vulnerability in a minute, but first Racism and Autism.....

Friday, March 23, 2012

Be aware!

April is Autism Awareness month. I've been thinking about what I want to say about this. Seems like I should be grabbing the opportunity of an official awareness month with both hands and doing something amazing.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Almost 13

In just over a month I will have two teenaged children. Oh my!!  Surely I am not old enough for that?!
This impending milestone has me reflecting on the parenting journey L has taken me on. And wondering about what is in store for him in the future.

Friday, March 16, 2012

what does it take to parent a child with ASD- from the horses mouths

In an online support group today the question was asked "What are the top 5 personality strengths needed to juggle all the roles you led as parent/ carer/ advocate/ partner....?".  Of course the responses poured in!

Monday, March 12, 2012

6 things I wish I could explain about myself as a "Special Needs Parent"

I read an article today, called 6 Things You Don't Know About A Special Needs Parent. It was a great article. It started me thinking about what things I would like to explain to others about myself to help them understand me and maybe give an insight into why I sometimes react differently than expected. As I thought about it I realised some of my list is the same, and some is different. Here's my list of things that I wish it was easy to explain about myself as a parent of ASD kids.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

The weirder the better

Yesterday I posted about some struggles I am having, and how sometimes I have to do things that make people stare in order to keep my daughter safe.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Doing the hard yards

Hubby and I have been talking about G today. We don't often get a lot of time to really talk things through, so when we do we tend to go to the important stuff first.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Pets help- and so do moths, butterflies, worms, lizards and slaters.

 I have been reading recently about pets as therapy, and looking in to a program fairly close to us that provides Assistance Dogs to Autistic children.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

A great take on Autism

I don't have a lot to say today, but I do want to share something that someone else said.  I came across this great little video, made by a young lady named Rosie who has Aspergers Syndrome. It is called My Autism and Me and you can view it by clicking here. Rosie is my hero for the week!