• Feeling all the emotions right now...

    Feeling all the emotions right now...

    Feeling all the emotions right now. Last week William had another assessment that confirmed his intellectual disability. I knew the focus of the assessment was IQ, but when the psychologist came in, explained the results and told me where he’s at, it crushed me all over again.   Four years ago when he had a similar assessment, the psych couldn’t complete the session as...
  • I am Autistic

    I am Autistic

    Autistic, I am Autistic, I have Autism, Autism Spectrum Disorder, On the Spectrum, Neurodiverse, Disability, Difference, Disorder, Disabled. Special Needs, Additional Needs, Identity-first language, Person-first language … the list goes on. There really are so many words out there for autism in the autistic community, though l would personally love to see a focus on recognising the gifts and strengths that are a part...
  • Party Time

    Party Time

    Can you remember when your child first got invited to their friends birthday party? Like proper school party? Where there’s been a select few that have been invited?  I can. It’s today, and William can’t wait! It’s one of his little buddies from school. It’s amazing, cute and special all rolled into one. I feel so happy for him. He’s starting to form little...
  • When do you talk about it?

    When do you talk about it?

    ‘Mummy, you know how Will has Autism? Well, what do I have?’ These were the words from my 5-year-old a few weeks back. We were in the car and it just came out of nowhere. To be honest, I wasn’t surprised he asked the question. Ryder is very smart. He asks lots of questions but in that moment, I needed to help him understand...
  • The Autistic Mind

    The Autistic Mind

    The autistic mind can prevent you from switching off, particularly when it comes to my son. I was doing school drop off (It was William’s last day of school for term 3) William was happy as per usual in the car. He loves the car and he loves school, so everything was fine at that point. His brother Ryder was also with us.We park the...
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