12 10, 2006

smilings

By |October 12th, 2006|parenting|2 Comments

>it's been a while again due to work and stuff but the amazing news is - things are still going really well. the school is working out so well and we continue to have a happy boy... I was away a bit this week and when I got back he was very giggly and talking [...]

21 09, 2006

whistlings

By |September 21st, 2006|parenting|6 Comments

>I have a very happy boy - and that does make a change. he loves his new school!!!!! there have been a few blips and a few phonecalls with the new headmistress - which was expected. they are dealing with it very well so far. despite this he loves it. he is enjoying learning again [...]

10 09, 2006

celebratings

By |September 10th, 2006|autism|2 Comments

>such stunning news... Laurie had a full week at school and he is still enjoying it... he described it as 'a lovely school' he said it was a million times better than the last one... we spent the whole week waiting for the bad day... it didn't happen...yet WOW this feels so strange... the National [...]

30 08, 2006

bettings

By |August 30th, 2006|autism|3 Comments

>well if you'd asked me to put £20 down on the chance that today would go well - I wouldn't have gone for it on any odds (not that I understand the difference between 5-1 or 20-1) 1) I felt guilty at not being there (and had a wobbly start to the day) 2) I [...]

29 08, 2006

wild imaginings

By |August 29th, 2006|autism|2 Comments

>wow - the visit to the new school went really well. Laurie was really positive and the environment felt very gentle (despite being in one of the most deprived areas of Glasgow). The staff were fantastic and we had a really useful conversation about a plan for integrating him into the school. The school only [...]

27 08, 2006

new beginings

By |August 27th, 2006|autism|3 Comments

>tomorrow we go to a new school.... !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and he is very positive about it. if there is a goddess then now is the time to do your stuff lady... we are... apprehensive hopeful scared shitless fingers crossed folks. I wish we could take the new magic dragon staff...

15 08, 2006

anticipatings…

By |August 15th, 2006|autism|0 Comments

>I'm a bad blogger - just been incapacitated by huge overwhelming stuff... Work has been a bit extreme as I just took on new stuff and I do have to try to be wonder woman. In the middle of a two week break where I'm trying really hard to get things in perspective. Still wake [...]

17 07, 2006

meanings

By |July 17th, 2006|autism|2 Comments

>been a while... we had a holiday last week - a few days out and visits and lots of home time. nice... school update... still no response from the education services since I wrote a letter asking them how we go about getting a "co-ordinated support plan" (new laws in Scotland mean that we need [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]