autistic spectrum disorders

Autism Parenting

High Functioning Autism, Acceptance and Creating Family Harmony

Ahhhhh. The A word. No, not that one, the other one. Acceptance. There’s a lot of It needed when you start factoring autism into family life. It is well documented that all parenting is hard work, but the extra challenges that come hand in hand with additional needs can often push you to breaking point. […]

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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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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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