Autism and Support Archive

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 …

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 …