The Ability To Use Words Does Not Equal Communication Skills

Last week we visited a garden centre near us, and as we were looking around, Penguin stopped at the owl doorstops pictured in the photo below. He looked across at me to make sure he had my attention, and then he said “ow” (which for a guy who doesn’t talk, is a pretty good approximation … More The Ability To Use Words Does Not Equal Communication Skills

Visiting The Battle Of Britain Memorial At Capel-Le-Ferne (Kent, UK)

[Ad/PR event] We were recently invited to the Battle of Britain Memorial at Capel-Le-Ferne, near Folkestone. It’s a beautifully situated memorial dedicated to the fighter pilots & bomber crews who fought in the Battle of Britain in 1940, and became known as ‘The Few’ after Churchill’s famous speech (the one where he said “Never was so … More Visiting The Battle Of Britain Memorial At Capel-Le-Ferne (Kent, UK)

Autistic With Learning Disability Or Intellectual Disability – What Does It Mean?

In this post I will talk about what it means to be autistic with learning disability (a.k.a. general learning disability, intellectual disability, or intellectual impairment). I’m not a medical professional, and I’m not autistic myself – I’m ‘just a mum‘ of an autistic 15 year-old boy. So this post will be based on what I’ve … More Autistic With Learning Disability Or Intellectual Disability – What Does It Mean?

Days Out In The South East: Herstmonceux Observatory Science Centre

In the mid 20th century, the Royal Observatory at Greenwhich was moved to Herstmonceux, East Sussex, to escape the problems of being in London (lights, smog, electric fields etc). However, after just a few decades at Herstmonceux, it was decided that this location wasn’t ideal either. The giant Isaac Newton Telescope that had been installed … More Days Out In The South East: Herstmonceux Observatory Science Centre