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Susie Q
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What amazing choreography!
I think we dance the autism dance pretty well in our household.  It's a bit like any other dance.  When you first start learning you feel like a klutz (klutz is the best word when you see it written, isn't it?).  You stand on people's toes. You get the move...

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One year on.
This week marks a year since we first met with our paediatrician.  A year since the words 'He certainly has a very autistic flavour to him' were uttered.  A year since the veil of denial was lifted and we were able to see the blindingly obvious - that our O...

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Please don't let that be me
I have had several conversations lately with people whose ASD children are a little older than Ollie.  I really enjoy seeking the perspective of those who are a few years further ahead in the craziness that is having a child on the autism spectrum.  The wis...

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To tell or not to tell?
As I mentioned on my Facebook page, I had a really negative experience this morning with someone's reaction to Ollie's autism.  It has made me rethink my position on being open and honest with everyone about his diagnosis.  Here's what happened. Will and I ...

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How did it feel? Moments in time.
I have been asked many times how I felt when Ollie was diagnosed.  I'm trying to piece it together but can't quite seem to make it all fit so I thought I would present it in the same way that it is in my head.  Here is my stream of consciousness.   I have a...

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If it wasn't for autism
If it wasn't for autism...we would be able to buy a much bigger house. BUT you know what? We are happy here.  We always have been.  The size of our house has nothing to do with the quality of our life.  We have created so many happy memories in this house, ...

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Our very hungry caterpillar - a week in the life.
People often ask me how much time Ollie spends in therapy each week so I though I would tell a little story about a week in the life of our curly haired monster. The Very Hungry Caterpillar In the light of the moon a little egg lay on a leaf. One Sunday mor...
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