autism

gaps stage one
Food: Paleo Recipes and Gut Health

Why I am Considering the GAPS Intro Diet for my 6yo Autistic Daughter

In Spring 2014 I embarked on the all natural auto-immune healing diet GAPS, which is an acronym for Gut and Psychology Syndrome. It consists of three stages, the first being a six step introduction diet; the second stage is Full GAPS – a Paleo-style grain free, refined sugar free, commercial dairy free diet; the third stage […]

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Autism Parenting

Sorry About the Noise

We live in a lovely house on a private estate, and I’m proud to be part of a proper little community. Just like in the olden days, we let our kids play out and at times it can feel as though the only socialising we do is with the people on our doorstep. This is […]

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Autism Parenting

Please Excuse Me while I Navigate this Minefield known as Autism

Diagnosis welcome, but terrifying Now we must educate ourselves Arm our family with the tools we’ll need to survive At least we know what we’re up against now An explanation for the meltdowns Sensory overload, filters jumbled A reason why she doesn’t sleep Does not make it easier though Especially when she’s being cruel to […]

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an open letter to the mum of a high functioning autistic child
Autism Parenting

It’s Official. She’s on the Spectrum. Now What?

There has been something going on with my eldest daughter Polly since she was a tiny baby. First it was reflux and eczema covering her face – related to reacting to dairy coming through my breast milk. Then came the multitude of food sensitivities which we discovered at two and a half. A few months […]

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staying connected
Autism Parenting

Changing my Attitude

How changing my attitude was vital for turning family life around December last year was a dark time for me. My little family were on a constant loop of illness, both the baby and the 5yo’s sleep were in dire straights, and our girl’s behaviour was at an all time low. After a disastrous Xmas Eve Hubby and […]

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