Happy Autism Awareness Day

Happy Autism Awareness Day

Autism Awareness month is here and I’m back with my Autism Talk. Don’t worry I don’t expect you to get a PhD in autism. However, it is a topic close to my heart and I need autism to be part of the collective conscience. People 

I See You

I See You

I saw you today. You walked past me as you were trying to find the right pair of shoes for yourself. I saw you struggling to keep your special needs child calm in that busy store. I saw your anxiety when your kid ran over 

Happy Teacher’s Day – A note to the Teachers

Happy Teacher’s Day – A note to the Teachers

“An autistic boy was mad because he had to wear glasses. His eyes needed help, but he was too shy to wear glasses to school. So, his teacher e-mailed all the other teachers—and even the principal—and she asked them to dust off all their glasses 

The Awe of Autism

The Awe of Autism

*Knock knock* anybody there? I just hope some of you are still there. Okay, I admit. Looks like I’m a blogger who hasn’t blogged in a really long time and frankly, that’s not a good look.  But I did give you the heads up, Summer = 

The Foot Corn

The Foot Corn

Last summer I developed a foot corn. For those of you lucky ones who never had to deal with one, foot corns are a build up of hard dead skin underneath the foot. Its corn sized with a hard centre and some inflamed skin surrounding 

THAT FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL

THAT FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL

In case you wondered where’s the blogger gone or if my new found love in blogging died out too soon … let me tell you that Summer has finally arrived here … which translates into me spending more time outdoors than sitting on my laptop 

Communication Deficit

Communication Deficit

I often wonder if my readers understand the everyday challenges of my autism world? Especially the ones with no experience with autism? You don’t know it if you don’t live it. How could you? And what could I do to keep things real for you 

Autism Awareness Month

Autism Awareness Month

April is Autism Awareness month and April 2 being World Autism Awareness Day. However, in my home every day is autism awareness day. I see, breathe, hear and speak Autism 365 days of the year and this month is no different! What’s the big deal 

10 Tips for New Autism Parents

10 Tips for New Autism Parents

A child’s autism diagnosis can mess with parents’ heads. When a child is diagnosed with autism, parents often feel a wide range of emotions from relief to despair and everything in between. They are very upset & don’t know where to start. Been there, done 

The Diagnosis – Part 2

The Diagnosis – Part 2

I would start from where I’d left …… The Specialist confirmed the official diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and so, began our journey.  I remember the drive back home after the diagnosis, I could no longer see through the fishbowl tears that had settled