Wednesday, 31 August 2016

WonderfulWednesday: The 10 important things you learn when you're an autism parent

This week's wonderful Wednesday share comes from my #SpectrumSunday linky co-host, Danielle at Someone's Mum.  Danielle has written a piece for Good to Know Essentials called 'The 10 important things you learn when you're an autism parent'.

Monday, 29 August 2016

Books in the summer

Summer.  Are you lounging by the pool with a good book?  Are your kids?  No?  Well don't worry if they are. Books can be escapism for kids too. Read this post

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

WonderfulWednesday: Dance like nobody's watching

This week's wonderful Wednesday share is from Joseph and his Amazing Spectrum Coat and is about an autistic boy called Joseph who likes to dance.  I found it on our #SpectrumSunday linky.

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

At the beach for my son with autism

Boy with autims on the beach

He turns away from the sunlight. It's bright... it's soo white. His eyes crease, his nose crinkles and his big brown eyes become little slits on a chubby looking face. He looks down, seeks the shade and seeks shelter from the wind behind me. But this isn't a bleak desert or an isolated part of the 'mid-west', this is simply our son David, at the beach.

Monday, 22 August 2016

5 ways watching the Olympics is good for my autistic kids

Swimming race helps our son with autism

Last week saw the closing ceremony for the Olympics Games 2016 in Rio.  I've been glued to parts of the games, commiserated, applauded and stayed up too late to watch finals. And I'm not the only one.

Thursday, 18 August 2016

A cycle through the woods: A Thorpe Forest review

Cycle trailer at Forest Holidays

Our stay at Thorpe Forest was wonderful.  A true break away that left us relaxed and ready for.. well the rest of the summer holidays.  One of the activities we took part in was cycling through the forest and it was a lovely activity that we did everyday.

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

WonderfulWednesday: His own milestones

This week's wonderful Wednesday share is from Someone's Mum and is called His Own Milestones and is about her son finally managing to pull off his sock. Something that seems so simple for many but for someone with autism can take hours of learning and practice.

Monday, 15 August 2016

The sensory sky

Despite being summer, we've quite had a few bright but blustery days. There's been periods of grey skies, and at night there have been some high winds. As I'm stood watching the sky turn grey over the playground, it is slowly emptying. We often go later in the day when it's a bit quieter but we are soon the only family there. 

Wednesday, 10 August 2016

#WonderfulWednesday: When should I tell my child

This week's wonderful Wednesday share is not a new post but one that I think people will find useful. - when to tell a child they have autism.

Monday, 8 August 2016

Medal Craft activity for the Olympics

Helping kids understand or engage with sports events can sometimes be a challenge whether they have autism or not.  As the Olympics are in full swing, why not engage them with medals, everyone likes to be a winner.  This medal making activity that we did at Me Too & Co has some great ways for developing motor skills and can celebrate whatever you like.  Jane was particularly interested in the being on the swim team.

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

WonderfulWednesday: It's Play Day 2016

I had no idea when I woke up this morning that today is 'Play Day 2016'.  A tweet from Scope that highlighted inclusive play caught my eye and I discovered a day to highlight for my wonderful Wednesday share.

Tuesday, 2 August 2016

What I found in my autistic son's bag

Another term over, another term of the oddest looking artwork and shortest stories arrive at our house. I'm sure for many parents and guardians looking through the plethora of items sent home at the end of the school term is an absolute delight.

The early works of future artists, writers, engineers, scientists etc are celebrated and catalogued for future generations. The best pieces make their way to the fridge or are framed for all to see.  But it's not quite the same in our house.

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