Month: February 2018

We can’t help if he won’t engage…

We can’t help if he won’t engage…

What does that really mean? It means that if you can fit into the one-size-fits-all service that was designed for neurotypical people with an ordinary upbringing and a lifestyle that means you can drop everything and travel to a destination of our choice... Then, and only then, will we consider you engaged enough to help … Continue reading We can’t help if he won’t engage…

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Is the culture fostered by the school leadership team the most important intervention a child can receive?

Is the culture fostered by the school leadership team the most important intervention a child can receive?

What if... Lily receives excellent support from a school that is genuinely inclusive at heart. I can't help but wonder, what if?  What if, from an early age, Peter had been offered the type of support, within the same sort of school culture, that Lily receives now. You see, Lily is believed.   Everything stems … Continue reading Is the culture fostered by the school leadership team the most important intervention a child can receive?

Sensory overload: the inside story

Sensory overload: the inside story

As a neurotypical I am reliant on Peter and others to help me to understand the awesomeness of autism from the inside.  Aside from Peter, the person I learn the most from I 'talk to' nearly every day, care of social media.  Today's lesson was amazing I felt the need to share... "I wanted to … Continue reading Sensory overload: the inside story

Why does the parent have to be more ‘professional’ than the ‘professionals’?

Why does the parent have to be more ‘professional’ than the ‘professionals’?

Yet again I hear of a parent being informed (this time by a paediatrician) that they need to ‘work with school’ and so I feel the need to vent… This is what almost all parents want more than anything else: to be able to work with WITH school (staff).  There are a few things that … Continue reading Why does the parent have to be more ‘professional’ than the ‘professionals’?