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Mental health blog day 52

Today has been great, I had an amazing day it was really chilled.  I went to pick my friend Hayley up and then we went into Warrington. 209 more words


Inner small voice 

Today, my soul is hopeful. I’ve been facing a battle all too many mom’s face. The endless fight with the public school system for the accommodations for my autistic son. 2,325 more words


Info Info Info

It will be six years this year since Will was diagnosed, and looking back at my ending comment, about never knowing my son actually is very far from the truth, I actually know him extremely well, this has all been possible by cramming my brain with INFO INFO INFO, I have been fortunate to be pointed in the right direction in my area to training courses, monthly coffee mornings, all of this is  run by the local Assist Group, who support family’s and young people on the Autistic spectrum, They actually do not receive the credit they are due, as ,if it wasn’t for this group I wouldn’t  be in such a good place,they have taught me how to enter my sons world, how to understand him, how to support him and except him for who he is. 335 more words


Every picture tells a story...

Lately J has been coming up to us with his mini-album of our trip to D.C., and requesting that we name who (or what) is in each picture.   1,082 more words

Autism, Parent Commentary

FDA: Do Not Use Codeine, Tramadol in Children

The FDA is adding the following new restrictions to the warning labels of codeine and tramadol (an opiod pain medication sold under the brandname of Ultram): 504 more words


Life, laminated

The most exciting thing that’s happened this week is that I came up with a new way to organize our growing collection of picture cards for Monkey’s visual supports. 797 more words


Big Words with a Twist of Delay

Here I am back at the blog again. For some reason, after 3 years of near silence about my children and their diagnoses, I now feel the urge to share what Dan and I have learned with the hope that it helps someone, anyone, maybe even provide me the reminders I desperately need for patience and understanding. 828 more words