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Can you imagine?

Can you imagine…living in a community where you’re not accepted?  Where you are judged constantly and where it is widely believed that you are cursed by God.  And the reason?  Because your son has autism.  I know there are many … Continue reading

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Our story…just keep on keeping on…

We brought Wee Man home from hospital when he was three days old.  I remember a very proud Monz Man turning up at the hospital with the car seat, nervously strapping Wee Man into it, then gingerly walking through the … Continue reading

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How do you function?

I seem to be getting my knickers in a knot over something.  And it’s a strange something to me as I don’t usually get wound up by terminology; I usually just think, “oh ok, you say that.  I say this.  … Continue reading

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The time is coming…

I was caught off guard recently.  A few weeks ago Wee Man asked me directly why he goes to the school he goes to (he’s at a special school for children with autism).  My stomach flipped, then quickly sank.  I … Continue reading

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Feed me. FEEEEEEEED ME. FEED ME NOW!

Wee Man doesn’t eat well.  Never has done.  And I would take an educated guess that he probably never will. When he was born, he didn’t have the sucking reflex needed to breastfeed efficiently.  He did sort of get the … Continue reading

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He’s left the room

Wee Man gets lost.  Not physically, although I’d be lying if I said that hadn’t happened once or twice, but that’s for another day.  What I mean is that he gets lost from me.  He becomes distant and impossible to … Continue reading

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Let it go

We’ve learnt that there is nearly always a reason for the more irritating little habits of Wee Man.  We have to be very careful to make sure we identify a behaviour, and then investigate what it’s telling us about how … Continue reading

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