Autism, Family, Uncategorized

Back to Abnormality

Doesn’t life have a funny way of knocking you on your arse just when you feel like you’re finally getting somewhere?  Sawyer had been in his new school for a little over 6 months when the first lockdown hit. Just when he started to feel comfortable with his new routine, new classrooms, smells, sounds, and… Continue reading Back to Abnormality

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Guardian Angels Part Two

If you were to search for signs of autism in children on the NHS website, you’d find a whole host of symptoms that are nothing like anything Sawyer faces. He is more empathetic than many neurotypical adults I’ve met in my life, he can speak eloquently about his feelings, and these days he understands irony… Continue reading Guardian Angels Part Two

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Guardian Angels Part One

You’d think that, given the huge amount of trust needed to put your child into a taxi each day, that the local authority would be sympathetic and helpful in finding the right service for each child. Unfortunately that simply isn’t true.  Lloyd rode in the taxi with Sawyer for the first few days, and although… Continue reading Guardian Angels Part One

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Trivial Pursuit

When we got home on Sawyer's last day at his old school, he ran upstairs with his goodbye card, and slid it under his bed. In the days that followed, he would periodically become emotional, but he quickly recovered himself, and would insist he didn't want/need to talk about it.  School holidays used to disrupt… Continue reading Trivial Pursuit