Comic: Autism and Crowds

Tyger’s school celebrated International Day earlier in the week.  The children dressed in their national costume or colours and after school there was international food in the hall.  It was […]

Bear's Autism Assessment

Two weeks ago Bear was assessed for autism. He’s only three but – to me and probably my husband, Wolf – it felt like this was a looong time coming. […]

Why Can't You Just...?

(A poem about autism) Why can’t you just sit still? You squirm, you stim, you flap, you spin, you nod, you spill your drinks and bang and tap. It tires […]

Autism and Waiting

I’ve briefly mentioned the difficulty of waiting for children on the autistic spectrum in previous blog posts but I think it’s worth a post unto itself. Waiting is trying for all […]

The Light Fantastic of Autism

A while back I wrote this post on noise sensitivity in autistic people.  Out of all the ways my probable autism affects me in everyday life, noise sensitivity is definitely up there […]

Raising the Cubs Vegetarian

I thought I’d write a blog post about how my vocabulary around autism has changed since I first started blogging and why I no longer use certain terms or have […]