Autism and Support Archive

Teaching a Jude to read

  Reading is something that is vey important to me so naturally, teaching my children to read is high on my agenda. Elsa was an amazing little book worm when she was little, super smart …

Why am I fearful?

  Over the summer holidays, Jude became more and more willing to go out and about as a family. He even came clothes shopping with us one day which for the past several months is …

Back to school!

  Back to school! Well…so far, only one of mine has gone back to school but it’s a start I guess. Elsa and Emmeline go back Thursday. Jude’s school just had a month off for …

Summer holiday lessons so far…

Usual apologies for not writing for so long…I write all day (and night) for work so it’s hard to find the time each week to do anything of worth for Living with a Jude. Believe …

New habit and stimming

I know that habits and Jude’s stimming are both something I’ve mentioned before – remember Jude’s lining up?   Well, this last week I’ve noticed a new habit forming and it’s made me wonder what …

The benefits of music for autism

  I’ve mentioned many a time how much Jude loves music. Before he could talk, he would hum nursery rhymes. I’ll never forget that first time myself and my mum heard him hum Twinkle Twinkle …

SEND summer holiday camps

With the summer holidays rapidly approaching, I think it’s safe to say that every SEND parent has that uneasy murmuring of trepidation growing in their hearts.   But following my post highlighting Things to do during the …

Aspirations for your child

  During my day at FestAble on Saturday, I heard a really interesting presentation and it’s stuck with me ever since. You know, one of those moments that you dwell on for hours, days, even …

My night at the BAPS Awards

I don’t often write about blog events that I attend but this one really blew me away. The BAPS – short for Bloody Awesome Parents is organised by two organisations: My Family Our Needs and Bringing …

When you’re not enough

  It’s a weird feeling, driving Jude back to his school house every Sunday evening. Throughout the journey, I analyse how the weekend has gone and inevitably shine a light on all the areas where …