Monthly Archives: June 2011

Reaching out

Yesterday we had a much-anticipated meeting with Autism Outreach. The meeting was at home, without B. This was something we had been very eagerly awaiting. Since getting the diagnosis, we have made a great deal of progress, both in terms of … Continue reading

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Two letters

Two letters have put a smile upon my face this week. The first was from the local authority’s Directorate of Children’s Services and said the following: I am writing to let you know that the Local Authority has decided that … Continue reading

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Life with autistic sons?

My oldest son’s teacher thinks he is, like his brother, ‘on the spectrum’. She has thought this for some time and was the reason why, six months ago, he was referred to a paediatrician. Back then, we took both boys … Continue reading

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The Sunderland Test

Some time ago I posted about B’s ongoing bowel problems and the problems associated with them (see ‘The Nappy Situation’). Shamefully, a long time has passed and still we have done almost nothing about this. This is despite getting some … Continue reading

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A meeting with school

One of our biggest concerns at the moment is B starting school. I remember feeling anxious about his brother starting school a couple of years ago, and asking questions like ‘Will he like his teacher?’, ‘How will he cope with … Continue reading

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Out of the bunker

It has taken a trip abroad, to Disneyland Paris, to make some of the realities of life with an autistic son more apparent. Once we had left the sanctuary of home (our ‘bunker’) he seemed to become more autistic than … Continue reading

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