Christmas is over for another year

Christmas is over for another year. The seemingly never-ending build-up has culminated in a few days of celebration that, for most autism parents, we are simply happy to survive. Christmas has generally been a pretty…

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There’s something I’m ready to share with you

I published my first blog post about 15 months ago now, and since that day things have changed quite considerably for me and my family. I share a lot of personal stuff on my blog,…

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To medicate or not to medicate: One year on

Just over 12 months ago we took the difficult decision to begin medication with Jude. By then it had already been a two-year long process of discussions and evaluations, and we finally decided to give…

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I never knew there’d be so many questions

I’ve got a confession to make. I thought being a parent was going to be easy. I never knew there’d be so many questions I’d have to find answers to, questions that seem to just…

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My child is not ignoring you. He is waiting for you to enter his world

A few years back Jude spent most of his time at home disengaged. Often it felt like he was trying to avoid me, leaving the room when I’d try to go and play with him.…

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