Autism

Life On The Spectrum ~ In Pictures.

Life On The Spectrum ~ In Pictures.

May 12, 2014

April was Autism Awareness month; and Autism: In Our Words put together a ‘photo a day’ challenge, to give a glimpse into every day life on the spectrum. I really enjoyed sharing insights into our world on Facebook and Instagram, so I thought I’d put it all together here in one place. Please feel free to share this post, and […]

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Autism. Where I Stand.

Autism. Where I Stand.

March 3, 2014

I’m not one who courts controversy. I have strong opinions, and will often get fired up about things, just ask my husband, or online bestie Lisa. I often write a ranty blog post in my head whilst lying in bed at night, even going so far as to put notes in my phone, so I don’t […]

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A is for Anxiety.

A is for Anxiety.

February 21, 2014

A is for Anxiety. For her and for me. It is a strange world our little family of three have been living in, these past few months. The anxiety that has always been underlying Milla’s behaviour, has taken over, to the point where she is in a constant state of ‘fight or flight’. Her fear […]

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Dear Milla…

January 31, 2014

Dear Milla, Sometimes it feels that life goes by so fast. We jump one hurdle, only to be faced with the next one. There is no time to celebrate our victories, for worrying about our challenges. I tend to dwell on the negatives, let them weigh me down. I think throughout my life, I have […]

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Exhausted

Exhausted

November 22, 2013

I’m exhausted. That type of exhaustion that you feel in your bones. You wake up in the morning, and before you even get out of bed, you’re exhausted. I feel like all I’ve done for the last twelve months, since we got our diagnosis, is worry and wait. Wait and worry. Waiting for services, for therapists, […]

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The Rules.

The Rules.

July 7, 2013

There are a lot of rules in our house. Everything must be done in a certain way. Things must be in certain places, at certain times. Certain words must be used, or not used. We don’t make the rules. Autism does. If we don’t follow the rules, it takes hold of our beautiful, intelligent, funny daughter, and […]

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Autism Is Not My Agenda.

Autism Is Not My Agenda.

April 4, 2013

April is Autism Awareness month, and to be frank, it has been making me feel uncomfortable. My daughter has autism. So this should be my ‘thing’, right? Hooray, a whole month to raise ‘awareness’ about autism. World Autism Awareness Day was on April the 2nd. Everyone was encouraged to wear blue, landmarks around the world were […]

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