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Not so ‘non-verbal’

When my son was very small he had some speech, clock (tick-tock) duck (quack) and was obsessed with lights (eee-lat-lat-lat accompanied by a very clear pointing finger). On one occasion we were watching Casualty, there was a dramatic car crash … Continue reading

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Summer 2017 -Week 5

A good news/bad news week The start of the week was horrendous. Eldest’s restlessness and unpredictability is disturbing youngest. Siblings being siblings, regardless of disabilities, she sets about trying to aggravate him. Constant vigilence and effort to keep them separated … Continue reading

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Summer 2017 weeks 3-4

Week three – Fab day out Monday. Marched up Yorkshire’s Matterhorn (Roseberry Topping) with eldest and NT middle daughter. Tuesday-  the eldest’s unsettled behaviours came back 😦 hyper hyper – not sleeping. We are having to work very, very hard … Continue reading

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Summer 2017 – week 2

Another eventful week, so eventful in fact I find it difficult to remember everything! Last weekend we started to see the results of our efforts and to get the eldest’s sleep pattern back on track. Then we had a decision … Continue reading

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Risk Aversion

One of the issues we have frequently come across on our autism journey is risk aversion. Where some care providers are reluctant to support certain young people in the community because of their behaviour. I suppose, like ‘behaviour that challenges’, … Continue reading

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Summer 2017: Week 1

What a week; it’s been a rollercoaster ride! Our eldest has been out of sorts this week, his sleep pattern has gone awry and he’s become overtired. He has ADHD alongside his autism and when overtired he just cannot stay … Continue reading

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The Start of Summer

In the past I used to look forward to the long summer holidays with the smug satisfaction of a clean house, a freezer stocked with ready to reheat nutritious home-made family meals, and six weeks of activities all planned for…. … Continue reading

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