Autism and Support Archive

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 …

Anxiety

On first appearances, I think many people overlook Jude’s internal anxiety but it’s something I’ve been wary of and somewhat afraid of for the past couple of years. I’m also convinced it has got worse …

Best present ever!

Today when I dropped Jude back to school, I was given this beautiful Christmas gift from his Support Worker. I wanted to share it with you.   When you know you aren’t going to see …

Maintaining a Jude

So how many people does it take to maintain a Jude?    This evening I was thinking of all the people we have in Jude’s “team” right now and I took a moment of pride …