Autism

My son and I have Asperger’s Syndrome. Being autistic is not a negative thing for us. Our brains work differently – we are only disabled by the way our society treats autistic people. I am committed to educating people about autism and feel really strongly that educators and other professionals need a much better understanding of what it means to work with and support autistic people.

Autistic Spectrum: a world of black and white – a series of photographs to illustrate aspects of life with autism.

a personal photo essay: two sides to every story

Many of my blog posts talk about our experience of living with, laughing with and often crying with autism.

In hindsight

It is particularly difficult for children with Aspergers Syndrome and high functioning autism because people can’t see the disability.

Disability hate crime

How hard to write about something so brutal and horrific. Whenever I am confronted with a news item about this I get upset and angry in equal amounts and it's not just because my son has a disability. I am absolutely shocked that this kind of crime and abuse is...

two sides to every story

>a youtube photo montage published a long time ago but lost in the transfer to wordpress so posted again for completeness... it isn't going to change the world but hell - someone might see it and think just a little bit longer... it has had plenty of viewings and some...

immitation of life

Most people are horrified when I tell them that my son does most of his socialising with his peers over the internet. They are worried because he doesn't go to school and 'get' socialised there (we do home learning - see early blog post to find out why) I think there...

dear family…

> I've been meaning to write this one for so long that I almost can't write it anymore. I lie awake at night going over and over what I want to say. I think my recent reading of the new book 'Children and teenagers with aspergers:the journey of parenting from birth to...

>returnings

>Well only 7 months since my last post... I think the build up to the big Make School Make Sense Campaign by the NAS, and the commitment and energy it required, coupled with 8 months of exhausting emotional strain just took effect. We needed a break... and we've had...