Autism and Support Archive

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 …

Taking on a new role

Elsa and Jude almost three years ago in their favourite cafe     Jude is having a fantastic week, he’s settled and calm and one of his beloved Support Workers has today returned from a …

Walk a mile in my shoes…

  I went along to a GP appointment with Jude yesterday late afternoon and felt completely undermined. It’s the GP surgery used by Jude’s school for all of their pupils so a first time for …

We are lucky

So Elsa and I went to see Jude yesterday and to take him out for lunch. It went amazingly well, no issues with him leaving the house, no real anxiety and a fun time had …

Water!

I’ve mentioned it before but Jude has always loved and always been drawn to water.   I don’t know exactly what it is, perhaps it’s the blurry sounds or the light reflecting movement or how …