1 07, 2006

storytelling

By |July 1st, 2006|autism|2 Comments

>I've been travelling for work and my 3g card that connects me to the interenet has broken. Came home to loads of work emails and haven't been on flickr or blog. Travelled down to Bristol with Laurie on the train ( 7 hour journey) to stay with my dad. laurie enjoyed seeing grandad while I [...]

4 06, 2006

thankings

By |June 4th, 2006|autism|1 Comment

>not sure if all you guys who offer support and ideas look back but i often reply in comments... so for those who may have missed my thanks/replys VERY BIG THANKS - sure we are just at the beginning so stay with us but I keep looking at my beautiful son in wonder and i [...]

2 06, 2006

celebratings

By |June 2nd, 2006|autism|8 Comments

>we have our diagnosis we are all celebrating the news because for us it is a positive thing this is called how do you make sense of the world can't put a bigger version on this page as it messes up the right hand side of the page. The words say you have no idea [...]

15 05, 2006

washings

By |May 15th, 2006|autism|7 Comments

>so funny to read your comments about the clothes thing. i've added a comment - from the heart... it can take us up to an hour to get Laurie dressed depending on the softness, length of sleeves, fluffy bits and how much cotton an item has. Can't believe that I seriously have conversations with my [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

17 03, 2006

bufferings

By |March 17th, 2006|autism|1 Comment

yes I need some buffers. I've been bashed around a bit in the last few days and I need some cotton wool. My son has been excluded from school - his behaviour is unacceptable.... he has had a 'meltdown' (common terminology in the world of aspergers syndrome) there is construction work going on at his [...]