Autism and Support Archive

Hiring a Support Worker

  Holiday time Holy crapbags, it’s half term. How did that happen?! I’m sure it was only New Years Eve last week. I’m not going to lie, despite the fact I’ve been desperately scrabbling around …

Learning to love the world of Jude

  My views I’ve been reading a lot of articles online this week in an attempt to broaden my views, challenge my beliefs and open my mind to other possibilities. In particular, I’ve been reading …

Jude’s awesome Support Workers

Bad picture…it’s me taking a picture of a photocopied picture. Sorry. Not very professional so I’ll be sure you take a few real life ones next time I’m at school!   I’ve given them praise …

Developmental leap

It’s such a weird term, “developmental leap” but it’s the only way I can describe what I witnessed in Jude this half term. Maybe leap isn’t quite the right word for Jude, bunny hop may …

Autism and behaviour

  This is a massive subject so naturally I’m only going to touch the edges of it, but it’s something I often wonder about and I’m sure I’m not alone in this. Teaching Jude can …

Finding education

I’m in various Facebook groups for children like Jude who have learning disabilities and a very common discussion theme emerges on an almost daily basis. Education. Which school is right, do you go mainstream or …

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 …

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 …