WHAT IS A DISNEYLAND GREEN CARD AND HOW TO GET ONE

Back in November last year we went to Disneyland Paris. Our son, Max has Asperger Syndrome and if it wasn’t for Disneyland’s green card the trip could well have been a complete disaster. If you…

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WHY I DECIDED TO PULL MY SON OUT OF SWIMMING LESSONS

Earlier this week we made the decision to pull our son out of his swimming lessons. He has always loved water and has been going to lessons at our local leisure centre for over a…

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IT DOESN’T GET EASIER

Today marks two years since Max was diagnosed with ASD and so I felt like now was a good time to sit down and write a little update about the past year. I did write…

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THE DAY HE FINALLY UNDERSTOOD

Last year I wrote a post about telling Max that he is different and how we would go about doing that. It’s a tough one because he was only five when he was diagnosed and…

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One Year On

How time flies. It’s now been a whole year since my beautiful boy was diagnosed with autism and so I wanted to write about how his diagnosis has affected us, what’s changed and our plans…

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Autism | I’m All Talked Out

When I first started this blog it was mainly as a place to talk about autism and a place to let off some steam when I felt I was struggling. I blogged my way through…

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Welcome to Holland | An Autism Poem

I recently discovered a poem; Welcome to Holland written by Emily Kingsley and I wanted to share it with you all. The poem talks about the feelings that parents of a child with disabilities may experience.…

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How Do I Tell Him He’s Different?

During the autism workshop that we attended a few weeks ago, they talked a bit about when and how to go about telling children that they have autism. To be honest it wasn’t something I’d…

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Autism Workshop #1

A couple of weeks ago we went along to our first autism workshop and although I wasn’t sure what to expect we actually learnt a lot and took away some valuable advice. Me, my mum…

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A Visit From The Autism Nurse

Since Max’s diagnosis in February nothing has actually changed. We haven’t seen anyone, no appointments, nothing. Life has just carried on as normal. So I was pleased when last week we finally got a visit…

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Am I Autistic Too?

Since Max’s diagnosis in February I’ve been thinking a lot about ASD and how it can run in families. As far as me and my husband are aware there is no history of autism in…

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