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11 05, 2006

>supportings

By |May 11th, 2006|autism|4 Comments

>some of you who read this blog are so amazing I'm stunned. I never even expected people to read it but to actually respond and offer huge support and really really sound advice is way more than I expected. yes we had a bad day on monday but generally we are feeling so much more [...]

8 05, 2006

>hearings

By |May 8th, 2006|autism|5 Comments

>an apt title indeed... cried alot today we had our appeal hearing against the exclusion today. I had written a very articulate report but we did not present well verbally due to feeling so emotional. in retrospect I should have paid for a lawyer... They began by attacking our son so visciously that I was [...]

7 05, 2006

>updatings

By |May 7th, 2006|autism|3 Comments

>it's been a while... decisions have been made... we will home educate Laurie till the end of June (Scottish end of term). I've just written the letter to the education service stating all the reasons that we feel the mainstream system just doesn't offer an appropriate route at the moment. enjoyed writing that one as [...]

25 04, 2006

>happenings

By |April 25th, 2006|autism|8 Comments

>at last I feel able to blog... disabled (I chose that word carefully) by my guilt and terrible state of mind I was unable to post for the last two days. How very interesting - blogging as a reflection of the darkness of your soul... maybe I'll muse more on that in a future blog [...]

21 04, 2006

>snivellings

By |April 21st, 2006|autism|4 Comments

>thanks for all your comments guys. we've been talking about what to do. still don't know. rang the psychiatrist this morning and asked her if she really thought it would be in Laurie's interest (re his mental health) to go back to the school rather than try a new one. she's with the others on [...]

20 04, 2006

>screamings

By |April 20th, 2006|autism|3 Comments

>not a good week... Laurie didn't make it into school on Tuesday - no surprise there really. We handled it faily calmly and then all trotted dutifully along to the psychiatric team for our afternoon appointment. Laurie did his bit with his woman and tim and I carried on with the developmental stuff with ours. [...]

17 04, 2006

>anticpatings

By |April 17th, 2006|autism|3 Comments

>I've been avoiding most things this week but most of all I've been avoiding tomorrow and now it's nearly here... Tomorrow we have to go back to school - the same school that excluded my son recently. The same school that he feels sick about going to. And why? because everyone agrees he has to [...]

11 04, 2006

>travellings

By |April 11th, 2006|autism|4 Comments

>We have been travelling this week. Yesterday me, Laurie and hector left Glasgow at 11.00am and went by train to Chippenham in Wiltshire. We were on the train, accompanied by loads of luggage for 6 and a half hours!!! No toilet stops for the dog and he was, as ever a star…There wasn’t much room [...]

7 04, 2006

>relievings

By |April 7th, 2006|autism|8 Comments

>A wave of relief went through the house yesterday. here is the entrance to our house - called main door taken by Laurie We had our second visit with the child and family heath team. Tim and I had our own psychiatrist and Laurie had his own; ) Laurie stayed with her for the whole [...]

5 04, 2006

>refusings 2!

By |April 5th, 2006|autism|4 Comments

>Oh well - one step forward another step back. After the success on Monday we had a bit of a day yesterday. As we started walking to meet the school educational psychologist Laurie suddenly stopped walking and refused to move. We tried everything we could to get him moving. Tim even tried picking him up [...]

3 04, 2006

hectorings

By |April 3rd, 2006|autism|2 Comments

>hector the rescue dog. the sweetest natured dog on the planet and so what we need... hector What a day... Had our first visit to the family and child health psychiatric unit. met a nice woman called Dianne. Laurie actually spoke to her so she's started building a picture. I was so aware of all [...]

2 04, 2006

>refusings

By |April 2nd, 2006|autism|4 Comments

>I'm so exhausted - think we all are. My hope for a successful visit to the hypnotherapist did not go very well as my son refused to talk. The guy was great though and we all tried to get him to relax but to no avail. He didn't even charge us and we hope to [...]