Monthly Archives: April 2011

Disclosure (to tell or not to tell)

As I was getting my hair cut this week, the conversation turned to B (we all get our hair cut at the same place). Apparently he was a rascal last time he went in. The hairdresser commented on how children … Continue reading

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Hyperlexia

Whilst waiting in the doctor’s reception this week, B read out loud the sign “This door is in use. Please do not sit or stand behind it. ” His brother declared, “Wow! He can talk properly now!” Well, yes and … Continue reading

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MRI scan

Although I have found it easy and rewarding to write this blog, there is one area upon which I have not touched. I have simply found it too difficult to even really think about, let alone write about. This week, … Continue reading

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My Brother Is Different

What do you tell the brother of a child who is autistic? This is something we have been giving some thought to lately. I have a book entitled ‘My Brother Is Different’ and it is excellent. As the title suggests, … Continue reading

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The Starry Night

Apparently, Vincent Van Gogh is considered to have┬ádemonstrated traits of autism. Now if that’s not inspiring, I don’t know what is (apart from the bit about cutting off his left ear!).

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Some good news

We have cause to celebrate this week, albeit a rather odd thing to be celebrating. After a bit of a struggle, the Specialist Early Years Service have agreed to start the process of applying for a statement. That means we … Continue reading

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Could You Repeat That (Hearing Test Part Two)?

Following the previous, disastrous attempt at a hearing test, my wife took B for a further appointment this week. This time, however, it was a different story. The test was carried out with the minimum of fuss and, although he … Continue reading

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