We Are All A Little Autistic!

“We are all on the spectrum”“We are all a little autistic”“I get scared in strange places too”“I am not really a social person” I have so much to say when I hear those words. I have so much to share and explain. I have so much awareness to raise on a condition that is partContinue reading “We Are All A Little Autistic!”

Worry vs Wonder

The tears ran down my face. They came from a place of hurt and stress and uncertainty. The result of the feeling of nothingness. A sense of loss. The loss of the life I thought I was going to have. A vision where me, my husband and three kids, would go on crazy day tripsContinue reading “Worry vs Wonder”

When Simple is Hard

“You get the coats, boots and hats ready, and I will do the toilet trips” I said. It was the standard pre-walk preparation we executed every week. As we all bustled in the small cramped hallway at the bottom of the stairs, with coats consuming arms and hats bobbing up and down as the pompomsContinue reading “When Simple is Hard”

Change Your Question!

Three years ago there was one question I asked every person I met, every professional and every support group. It is a question I now get asked all the time, and a question which I see asked on support groups every week. That question is “When did your child start to talk?” The answers areContinue reading “Change Your Question!”

The Communication Pyramid

The one question that parents, with non-verbal children, always ask other parents is, “When did your child start to talk?” I asked this question hundreds of times, to parents in my social circle, to professionals and in user community forums. Each time, I got a range of answers:“Lots of children have speach delays”“His older brotherContinue reading “The Communication Pyramid”

10 Ways I Got My Son To Communicate

When everyone’s children are conversing and talking in sentences, it is extremely disheartening to watch your child sit silent and not utter a sound. I have been in the situation of my son not talking. Not saying his first word until he was four, a developmental milestone that other children make at around a yearContinue reading “10 Ways I Got My Son To Communicate”