All T wants is a friend

Written on 20 July T is loving the swimming pool. But all he wants is a friend to enjoy it with. Mum, dad and grandparents are great fun but they are adults and therefore less fun. The only problem is T doesn’t understand the social nuances with other children to develop a friendship. He’s a…

Happy 7th birthday to my wonderful son

Dear T Happy birthday my darling. We are 7 years into this journey and wow… how far have we come? A long way, a very long way, my gorgeous boy. Anyone viewing our family from the outside wouldn’t swap their own life with ours – sometimes it’s hard work and that’s what people see. But…

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Ts first swimming certificate

After taking swimming lessons every Saturday morning along with a swimming session each week at school, T received his first swimming badge and certificate. We are over the moon. He’s not a conventional swimmer and still has a lot of work to do around putting his face in the water more and getting those arms…

A letter to Mr. Meltdown

So you are back. It wasn’t a surprise to see your face again today, your cronies had been hanging around for a little while and we knew it was only a matter of time before you showed up again. So where have you been lately? Tormenting some other autistic child? Or just making life hard…