Autism and Support Archive

How to help a child through a meltdown

  Now, I have plenty of experience in this arena. Meltdowns would definitely be my specialist subject in a Mastermind quiz as I think I’ve pretty much seen it all with Jude. Well, maybe not …

Social Worker

You’ll probably remember from the last couple of years my battles with the council and professionals involved in special needs care. It wasn’t pretty and it certainly wasn’t fun. I had moments during that time …

Myths about autism

  Like many conditions, people with autism are often lumped together as sharing all the same traits and characteristics. We would never do this for any other assemblage of society so why is it deemed …

What makes a brilliant Jude holiday?

Recently, we’ve been talking a lot about booking a holiday. We intend to go abroad in the summer before Jude breaks up as I don’t think he’d be happy with the plans. I feel content …

Jude’s sense of direction

I’ve always mentioned how I dislike the whole Rain Man, “what’s Jude’s amazing skill?” kind of attitude because frankly, it’s ridiculous.     He’s a human being and not a magician. BUT when it comes …

When did I know?

  I must get asked this question on an almost weekly basis. When did I realise there  was something slightly different with Jude? I know some people don’t like this sort of discussion and I …

Anxious about leaving the house!

Jude had a really lovely weekend at home but I’ve noticed (and I’m aware that I talk about this a lot) that his anxiety has got worst.   Now when he’s going through his standard …