Why arrangements don’t always work with PDAers

I know most parents at some point will try to agree an arrangement with their kid/s, ‘you do this and I’ll do that’ or ‘if you don’t do that then I’ll do this’. It’s a good concept, a little give and take between two people, coming to a compromise between two opposing forces which may […]

If you take away my Autism

If you were to take away my Autism, it wouldn’t just be the unacceptable behaviour you’d be taking away. The thing about Autism is, it’s a name, a list of traits which describe the way a person acts. It also describes how the person thinks and feels. Autism, when you think about it, describes a […]

Bad Autism days

I have bad Autism days sometimes. Days where my anxiety sky-rockets for no reason at all. Days where sensory issues are heightened and everything feels wrong and irritating. Days where my motor skills regress so I drop and spill everything. Days where I struggle to string two words together. Days where my vision swims and […]

A place to waffle

What’s the point of having a blog if I can’t ramble on about myself once in a while? I dunno, maybe there are other places to unleash my spew of words…my brain isn’t working enough for me to think of a better place so I came here. Lately I’ve been a bit…bleagh. Just, floppy I […]

Disorder or difference?

Autism, ADHD, sensory processing, PDA. All of these are labelled as being disorders. I know many of these people who state that they feel these are not disorders, rather they are differences. And different isn’t wrong. I have to agree with them, just because something isn’t the way you are used to doesn’t mean it’s […]