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…

His Master’s Voice

The definition of communication according to the Oxford Dictionary is this: The imparting or exchanging of information by speaking, writing, or using some other medium. Recently I have stated that Joseph struggles with communication, yet reading this definition, I should actually retract that. He may find it difficult to use the spoken word to compile…

One Small Step…One Giant Leap

Joseph, not a day passes without me contemplating your future and what life will ultimately hold for you. I know you need me to help you understand, what is very much an alien world to yours. Most days I set you small challenges, without you even knowing it. I have hope that these small tests will help you grow…