Easter Holidays

My son will be starting year 6 in September, which will be his last year at primary school. Because of this, I have been busy looking around secondary schools. My son’s annual review for his Educational Health Care Plan will take place in the autumn term of this year. I have been very stressed out trying to decide on what secondary school for him to go to after primary. I need to be confident and make the right choices for him.

Celebrations and Days of the Week

Even though my son has a talking alarm clock, which tells you what day it is as well as the time, he still struggles with the concept of time. I have lost count of how many times he has asked me, “is it the weekend?” He would know what day it was, however had no concept of weekday and weekend. I soon realized that I was replying verbally to him and we kept on having the same conversation over and over.

World Autism Awareness Week

As a parent of a child on the Autism Spectrum, there are so many topics that I could discuss, from the struggles with understanding social interaction and communication, receptive and expressive language delay, autism in schools, employment, repetitive behaviours…the list goes on.

I have decided to take a different approach. I would like to start this week off with highlighting the positive traits.

From Fear to Fixation

As a young child, my son had a fear of ventriloquist dummies, people wearing masks and a fear of mascots and characters. He did not like anything that falsely represented a human as it caused confusion. (Is it real or not?) He also has a fear of flies.

I remember when he was younger taking him and my niece to a toy shop and there was a person dressed up as a cartoon character waiting outside. He of course refused to go into the shop. Maybe because of the uncertainty of the situation?

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