The openness of children

For those of you that haven’t read my blog posts before, my daughter, Erin has autism.  She is happy, whimsical, magical and a big bright light that shines in every room. But she doesn’t talk, she doesn’t interact or play with the other children, in fact you will normally find her alone in the corner doing her own thing. As …

The A Word

I’ll never forget the day that someone used the phrase “The A Word” when discussing my daughter. “The A Word” as in Autism. I still wonder what it was that made them feel unable to speak the word Autism out loud … Is it taboo? Something to be hide? Or did they just feel awkward? I didn’t know what to …

A Leap Of Faith

Navigating Nursery as an Additional Support Needs Parent. My heart is exploding with pride and worry simultaneously. This week you start nursery. I watch as you run in to the setting filled with joy. My heart breaking, not knowing if you understand what this all means, or that I’m not going to be there to help you here. I’ve known …