Autism and restaurants – my first experience with discrimination

I can't remember how old I was. I think I was 13 or 14. So it wasn't very long after Karan received his autism diagnosis. The semblance of "normal life" was slowly slipping away from our family. We'd stopped doing random things we used to do together. Gone were trips to the cinema, gone were … Continue reading Autism and restaurants – my first experience with discrimination

Ryan Gosling’s ‘Hey Girl…’ – Special needs edition! by @xtremeparnthood

I need to have a fangirl "SSQQQQQQQUUUUUUEEEEEEEEE!!!" at this point. Last night, while skimming my Twitter timeline, my eyes got stuck on a tweet that had the following words: "Hey girl" ... "Ryan Gosling" and... "SPECIAL NEEDS" *click click click* WORK FASTER, INTERNET SPEEDS, DAMN IT! I absolutely love it! Created by Sunday Stilwell, the … Continue reading Ryan Gosling’s ‘Hey Girl…’ – Special needs edition! by @xtremeparnthood

Autism theories from the Dark Ages in 2012

Warning: Long post ahead. Settle down with a cuppa if interested in autism and/or special needs. Hark, I hear the Medieval Ages calling...okay, just the 1950s, and Dr Tony Humphreys is ushering it in. First, read the following article which was printed in the Irish Examiner, which I stumbled across only yesterday:   by Tony … Continue reading Autism theories from the Dark Ages in 2012

What I experienced with my autism sibling as his caregiver

First post: Mission: Two Weeks Without MomSecond: The One Where the Autism Siblings Were Alone Together  Same advice as last time...read in parts or keep 10-15 minutes aside. Or 20 if you read verrrry slowly. The One Night Where Dee was DancingOne evening, Karan decided he was going to cry his heart out. Now he … Continue reading What I experienced with my autism sibling as his caregiver