Monday, 30 December 2019

Looking back over the year of our autistic, ADHD and neurotypical family


Another year passed and what has happened. Here I remind myself of the top posts and parts of our lives with our autistic and neurotypical family from the last twelve months.  I hope it's been a good year for you, here's ours.

Monday, 23 December 2019

Helping my kids communicate over Christmas


Christmas brings with it a change of routine, sensory explosions and a whole host of other things that can be overwhelming for any kids but particularly those with autism.  Perhaps more than other times, it's really important that I'm able to understand my kids, so I need to make it easy for them to communicate.

Tuesday, 17 December 2019

Computer games for our kids this Christmas, suitable for ages 3 to 16+

Nintendo Mario figure 
 standing by a laptop screen

My kids and I both enjoy gaming. We enjoy, relax and learn from it. But not all the games I play are suitable for all our kids.  It's getting close to Christmas and if you are thinking of getting a last minute new computer game for your children, here's some of the latest we are considering, what they are about and what you might like to know about them, from a mum of autistic and neurotypical kids.

Wednesday, 11 December 2019

Why we will be extra excited about the Strictly final and sorry to see it end

Disco ball in purple ballroom

It's been years since I followed Strictly Come Dancing properly. I watched a few series but there's so much on TV nowadays and we honestly usually only make time to watch sports live.  That was until about a month ago, and since then we've seen something special happen in our autistic and neurotypical family.

Monday, 9 December 2019

Getting our autistic home ready for Christmas

child under real Christmas Tree

Christmas brings with it many changes.  Despite being a very exciting time of year the upheaval and appearances around the home can cause some stress. So how do we prepare our autistic and neurotypical kids for the big things like decorations and make a success of the arrival of our real Christmas Tree?

Sunday, 1 December 2019

SEND and SpectrumSunday 89


It's advent - you can tell in our house because there's been excessive excitement about taking a small chocolate out of a calendar!  The house will slowly change over the next month as we help our lot cope with the change around their home but still enjoy the festive season. 

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