Dear Teacher, please don’t shout! – A letter from a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)

I’m sorry I broke the table and chewed my pen today. I’m sorry I kicked the bin. I’m sorry I ran away. 

Superheros dont need capes!

To the parent of the child struggling at school right now, please know you are not alone. When your phone rings saying “school” and your heart sinks to your stomach please know others know what you are going through

Persistent absentee!

I found an email the other day. It was my reply to a letter from the school attendance officer informing me that my child was a persistent absentee and if his attendance didn’t improve I would be fined. I expect the letter I was sent was a copy that automatically went out to anyone with…

Getting ready for school

 Mum just woke me up but I don’t want to go to school today. I’m not going. My tummy hurts. My head hurts. My arm hurts. My toe hurts. Mum says I need to get dressed. I want toast for breakfast.

“It’s too much Mummy”

Mum wakes me up. Normally I’m awake by now but today I was still asleep because I didn’t sleep well last night. I have to go to school today but I don’t like that. Bernie wasn’t nice to me yesterday and Carl laughed at me in class so I threw a pencil at him and…