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…

BAPs

Why am I writing about BAPs you may ask? Well, a few months ago I asked if you would nominate me for a new blogging award, purely dedicated to Special Needs bloggers. The Bloody Awesome Parents Awards Although a few people contacted me to say they had voted, I never expected to hear the news…

Beyond the Label

When Joseph was first diagnosed with autism, I assumed this label would remove his ability to ever achieve anything in life. Life was pretty tough at that particular stage in both our lives and I couldn’t see beyond the shit. Quite literally. I was experiencing life as many mums do in that I felt I was…