This is a picture of something Penguin created in a drawing app on his iPad last night. He was laying down, scribbling away on the screen, with a contented smile on his face, looking like he was very pleased with his project. At first glance it might look like a random mess of scribbles, and … More Differently Abled..? A Story About Letters, Literacy, And Being Nonverbal In Two Languages.
[If you’d prefer listening to a recording of me reading this post, rather than reading it yourself, please scroll down to the end of the post to find two audio files (as I got interrupted, and haven’t yet worked out how to fuse the two files together, sorry).] I regularly come across discussions on social … More Why do I See My Autistic Son As Both Disabled AND Differently Abled?
A few days ago, a mum I follow on instagram (at ‘bertiesjourney’) did a lovely post about how autism doesn’t have ‘a look’. A lot of others joined in, posting pictures of their autistic children or siblings, to show there’s no specific look. Many had been told by others that “he/she doesn’t look autistic”, and … More Autism Looks Like This…?
Yesterday we made a special sponge cake which turned out really well, so I thought we should share it here with you, in case you might like to make one too! I took inspiration from this apple cake recipe for the basics, but instead of apples and spices, this delicious cake got it’s flavours from … More Baking Together: Extra Special Sponge Cake With Raisins, Cranberries & More
Yesterday was World Mental Health Day, and late in the evening, as I was fretting over wanting to write two different posts linked to mental health and one about something else, with very little time left of the day, I decided to allow myself to fail. I completed a post on our instagram, and then … More “Please Don’t Change”
This post started its life as an Instagram post, but I’d like it to have a home here on our blog too. The post below is pretty much the same as my original IG post, with only a few minor changes. TURN, TURN, TURN… “To everything (turn, turn, turn) There is a season (turn, … More “Turn, Turn, Turn…” – Noticing Time & Change
Making this ‘Iceberg Slush’ has been one of Penguin’s most favoured activities for a few months now! Every now and then, he’ll go into the kitchen cupboard where our ice cube trays sit when not in use and get them out, and then to the fridge to get the orange juice. Saying no at that … More Sensory Fun in the Kitchen: Iceberg Slush
I’d like to write a post about why I don’t care about the causes of autism. But I fear that it would probably turn into a Sisyphean task. There are too many thoughts in my head, many of them unfinished, and so much I could say. The words may just come pouring out, jumbled, endlessly … More Why I Don’t Care about the Causes of Autism (…or what if I do?)