A visit to hospital, part two

It is 10pm and we have just arrived home from hospital. The day progressed as you would expect, with my son becoming hungrier and tired. We watched two films and played cards for a bit before he got quite tearful and generally fed up.

A visit to hospital, part one

I am writing this from a hospital room where we are based for the day. My son is in for day surgery and I am already seeing some of the potential problems with taking an autistic child to hospital for surgery so thought it may be useful to share our experience with you.

Celebrating Eid Al-Fitr with autistic children

For autistic children Eid Al-Fitr can be an overwhelming time. Autistic children are even sometimes excluded from celebrations in case of meltdown or embarrassing behaviour.

Here are some ideas to help your autistic child celebrate Eid Al-Fitr.

The Watch

I could see 3 teachers from where I stood on the street. Not one went to see if you were ok. Not one did a thing. You were left crying your little eyes out by the fence all alone.

Perspective

About five minutes from my house is a petrol station and we stopped to fill up the car. My friend got out and announced that the boot was open. It wasn’t a bit open, it was wide open and there was a present shaped gap near the front!

Perspective

About five minutes from my house is a petrol station and we stopped to fill up the car. My friend got out and announced that the boot was open. It wasn’t a bit open, it was wide open and there was a present shaped gap near the front!

Autism awareness leggings?

I saw an advert today for leggings to raise awareness of autism! The leggings were patterned with multi coloured jigsaw pieces. By wearing these leggings I am told by the advert I am raising awareness of autism. For the bargain price of $54.89 I can have the privilege of wearing to the gym something that my daughter would have loved when she was five.