Friendship

Having school friends around for tea or going to their house is not a regular occurrence for us. Joseph has never had those kind of relationships and when I ask if we wants to invite someone he politely says “No, thank you”. Admittedly when he first started school and I became aware of children going to…

Too Much Information

For most people, World Autism Awareness Week and World Autism Awareness Day is something that they only have to endure once a year and for a maximum of seven days. There are countless days in the calendar where people are asking us to raise awareness for a variety of conditions and disorders. Which one do…

Can You Tell Me How To Get To Awareness Street?

We all seem to have got a little excited over the fact that Sesame Street has a new muppet. Not just any muppet; Julia has autism. It’s exciting news because those of us who experience autism every day hope it will raise more awareness of the condition and focussing it at children means that hopefully…

From Birth-Day to Birthday

What I would give to be able to write an emotional post about the wonderful moment my son entered this world, nine years ago. You’ve read them haven’t you? Maybe even written a similar update yourself about that surreal time in your life where you gave birth and you fell in love with your newborn,…

Down But Not Quite Out

Everyone likes to read an inspirational post that can be shared over and over again and I love to be able to deliver them; today is not that day. Ironically in my last post His Master’s Voice, I spoke about Joseph’s speech and language and his improvement in the way he communicates. I explained how he has…