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. [...]

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 [...]

29 03, 2006

>articulatings

By |March 29th, 2006|autism|0 Comments

>think I survived the school meeting but am feeling very teary and vulnerable (those who know me would be surprised). tried to find ways to encourage laurie back to the school after easter. he is desperate at the idea. We need time to think. I gave the Glasgow family and Child Health Centre a thumbs [...]

28 03, 2006

>imaginings

By |March 28th, 2006|autism|2 Comments

>feeling defeated tonight - in anticipation of an early morning meeting with the headmistress tomorrow. I know she'll patronise me and make me feel like shit. I was supposed to meet with the educational psychologist attached to the school today but he put me off till next week. That will leave me exactly one week [...]

26 03, 2006

>strugglings

By |March 26th, 2006|autism|0 Comments

>When you've always been strong and feel that nothing could get you it strikes hard that the world can suddenly turn upside down. And even when all of your friends and family support you it is so easy to feel alone when confronted by the mightly faceless powerful "LEA" of wherever you live. So our [...]