The Sleep Thief

It’s been a while since I dedicated a whole post to my favourite subject, lack of sleep. So this post comes hot off the press with my eyes still half shut, tapping the keys with resentment in my belly. Today is annual leave. Today is no different to any other day, whether it be school day, work day…

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,…