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UPDATE..THE BIG INTERVIEW

13 Feb

This is a update for my post new features.

The big interview… The date for the first big interview is 28/2/09 This is a feature i have been looking forward to. It’s always great to hear peoples stories. I love reading interviews regarding ASD. It’s gonna be fab as i will get to hear everybody’s views and personal experiences relating to the condition and as a parent to a child on the spectrum i think i could learn some stuff as there’s always something new to learn about ASD.

The first Big Interview is with Cale Irwan a young guy of 20 who is on the spectrum. He has the condition Aspergers! Cale tell’s me what life was like growing up with Aspergers. He talks about school life, sensory problems, motor tic’s and more.

This is a interview i advise you not to miss a must read and a great look into one boys life with Asperger’s.

Cale irwin’s interview 28/2/09

LOOK OUT FOR UP AND COMING INTERVIEWS. WANT TO GET HEARD? GET YOURSELF ON THE INTERVIEW LIST EMAIL ME AT

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HALF TERM.

13 Feb

My god it’s that time again! It’s half term and us mummy’s and daddy’s will have to get our heads on and start thinking  what to do in the way of keeping them little monsters entertained. Half term comes around so fast’ it only seems like yesterday they were on Christmas break. My two seem to become so bored it’s then that we have problems as they always argue. Little man wants Alice to play seems to be a good thing as this used to never happen he would prefer to play alone. But and yes this is a big but! When they do play together it’s all on Giovanni’s terms. This is annoying for Alice as he tells her what she has to say,do and act in the game. It always seems to head towards Alice having to go on a bus or a train which as you can expect after playing this game 1000 times it becomes some what boring. The refusing in wanting to play seems to be what gets to G most causing him to often hit his sister

So unless i find something that’s going to keep them both on a high  i’m in  trouble. So here’s my plan! Butlins! A three or four day holiday at butlins. Me the children and they dad went a few years back and they seemed to really enjoy it even through at the time they were both sick and vomiting everywhere we went. So after speaking to hubby we have decided to check some prices out on the net and arrange a trip some time in the week:)

So if we can get Butlins for a good price then that’s us sorted for a few days of the half term. Februaryis never a great time for money as everybody knows:( Just having had Christmas and Alice’s birthday doesn’t help. There are some fantastic sites that let you know all the top events that are taking place in your area. I have often searched Google for free events for kids taking place in the half term. There seems to be alot of play groups that offering trips to the zoo, coast and other places. Sadly these never seem to be a option for us as G doesn’t like the idea of attending events and groups like those on offer. Alice seems to follow her brother on this on.

If anybody knows of some great places and ways to entertain the children this half term then why not share them with other parents that are a little stuck this half term.

Will let you all know if we go on our trip. And will post some pictures:)

TOILET WARS

6 Feb

Well where should I start?
Let’s start with this morning! Woke little man and Alice up around 7.30am. Not to bad today he had a little moan but seemed to get up with little problem.
Alice she has never really had a problem with getting up’ even if she has had a late one. Im lucky there:)
Well getting to the point’ once we were about to leave the house little man announced that he had a upset tummy:( What this meant was G knew that he was going to need the toilet and as he was not able to go at that time he would soon need to go in school.
This is a worry to my son. G has a fear of toilet doors he becomes very anxious as he is scared the door may become locked. He has never been locked behide a door so it’s a fear that he has for his own reasons. The thing is G loves train and bus doors’ just not toilet doors. This is not the only problem he faces with toilets! When he needs to do a toilet (not a pee) He fells the need to remove all his clothing’ even socks
um you see the problem here?
Not the ideal place to strip. G is fine to pee so that’s aleast one thing. He has had one or two accidants (way back) but it seems he has trained his body to go as soon as his feet are through the door at 3.45pm. Everyday without fail!
So here I was facing a early morning problem when not yet awake:( Alice is sat waiting’ I’m sat waiting Little mans back in the toilet. Ten min later he returns having had no luck. ” Lets Go”
it’s almost 9am and yet again we are set to be late. “I’m scared mummy”
“What if I need to go?”
Now my issue here is the school have already been on my back about attendace and lateness ( They should try raising a child with ASD) So he needs to go!
As we walk along’ Alice not to pleased she is late I’m explaning to Little man that if he fells he really needs to go and just can’t face the toilet then tell the classroom teacher to send you to the office to see Carol. The ground is covered in thick ice! The snow has turned to water but The weather is so cold it’s become ice in a matter of hours. We are slipping all over the place’ I’m exhausted and Little man is not happy to say the least.
He thinks the school won’t understand! I can’t blame him as when have Giovanni’s school ever understood?
I reasure him the very best I can.

9.17am we are there’ school is to roads from our home but the ice made it seem like ten roads. We are 17 min late. Ok I can see your all thinking spit it out, get on with it. There is a point I’m slowly reaching! I just wanna make you guys know the full facts.

G stands at the office desk upset:(
Im upset as he is. And Alice well she is not to impressed at the lateness taking place. Carol asks him why his not happy? G looks at the floor!
I walk round and in a low voice explain what’s happening. “I really don’t have time for this”. Hang on am I hearing this right? “you have managed fine for ages now” Yes with not going! This isn’t a problem sorted! Her tone was out of line. As she took G of to the toilet I sat and fault Thanks a bunch G will not have faith in me next time. On her return I expressed how I felt but as G had said maybe they don’t fully understand. She informed me he had been’ I nodded knowing this was highly unlikely. 3.45pm he steps inside our house and dashs of like a dart. He held it all this time 6 long hours. Amazing giving the fact his had the tummy bug in recent weeks. My god he must of felt so uncomfotable! Again I fell let down, angry and disappointed. This is becoming a habbit and it’s begaining to ware me down.

London cant cope with snow.

3 Feb

My it is almost funny when you think about it! London has 6 inchs of snow fall and it’s as if something really bad has happened. London just can’t cope with the snow. I was watching the news and it’s been given a whole ten min slot. The schools were again closed for the day today and our rubbish was not collected due to the dust men not working today. Buses in London did however resume service but not all were a full service. Funny how a bit of snow can turn London upside down.
Well I have heard the school that my children attend should be reopening tomorrow. We have been advised to phone before hand to check for sure.
We only live two streets away so the roads are not really a problem for us.

Alice has had three days of last week due to a bug. And little man had a few days of the week before due to the same thing. I am in need of some real mummy time. I must say I have no shame in saying I’m somewhat exhausted. The few hours there at school is my little haven of time:)
Maybe I will be able to do some catching up on a book I have been longing to read without any disturbances or just watch a little rubbish but great daytime telly. As much as I love them two little people you always need some me time! nobody can judge you for that.

Im hoping that we don’t experience any problems with getting little man up and out the door for school in the morning.
Having had the weekend of and then those extra few days due to the school being closed he may be a touch to comfortable with the not having to go to school thing. His still on his melatonin so I’m hoping he will be just fine.

I have posted a pic of a snowman that some of the other children in the area have made. G and Alice have not been out in the snow due to both being unwell:( So they unjoyed watching the children create this master piece. Now the are enjoying watching him melt away.

MONDAY FINDS (WEEK 3)

3 Feb

Hello everyone.
Its week 3 of my new weekly blog feature Monday finds. Really enjoying sharing my finds with everybody. Really hope that you find something within this feature that comes of good use to you. Already had some pretty good feedback and some of you have informed me that you have joined some of the sites that have been listed in my finds. Thats great let’s find some more:)

Aspergers support WA
Fantastic wordpress blog offers top information and advice on everything Aspergers. Fab site and forum that is so worth a visit.
http://aspergerssupport.wordpress.com

Life with Aspergers
This blog has been written by somebody living with Aspergers. They help you to look at the positives of the condition. There is a fab new post that’s been added. Do Aspie children know that they are different?    http://life-with-aspergers.blogspot.com

Autism stuff
Site created by Linda Hodgdons.
Site sells a range of autism and aspergers related products. Books, teaching tools and even a bargain bin.
http://autismstuff.com

ASD friendly
Found this site when looking for a asd book club. Found Asd friendly That offered a wonderful book club and lots more. Chat, boards, blog, and shop are just a few.
http://asdfriendly.org

Aspergers friends
This site overs everything. It covers so much and offers top ASD advice. It has news, links, support groups and more.
http://www.aspergerfriends.com

If links within this post do not load please use the links in the sidebar listed under Monday Finds.

SNOW FLAKE

2 Feb

As I sit here looking out of the window I think to myself ” oh my isn’t it pretty”
The main road’ bus stop and car park a cross the road are not the prettest of places but today it looks somewhat different. Its all covered in thick crisp White snow. Its so cold but it looks amazing. Snow has been falling from the sky since 6pm last night it’s now 2pm the next day. So it’s building up pretty fast.
The children are still sick. Alice is no better from when she fell ill last week and G now has the same thing that he got over the weekend. Pretty unfair as they all ready had the bug a few weeks back. So keeping them out the snow and warm inside is a must. Well Alice is somewhat not impressed! Telling me she is better inbetween being sick as she wants to play in the snow. G he loves looking at it through the window but the fault of walking on it is somewhat different. He gave it ago yesterday as we needed some milk. Not much had fallen but he didn’t like it saying the noise and the fell of it made him fell fuzzy. I guessed this would be the case so taking him back inside the house I walked down there alone why G stayed sat by the window with his Dad.

I don’t no just how long the snow will fall? I do know that there will be no snowman sat in our garden. Well not made by our children that’s for sure. G is happy with that but Alice well she don’t like her mummy right now. But I don’t think she will thank me all to much when she is of school missing her friends for another week because she had a hour playing in the snow then suffering for another week:( So indoors she must stay.

TIME TO GET ARTY!

1 Feb

  The time has come to get arty. That’s right guys get out them pencils and create some art for the new autism and art page. Been emailed some wonderful pictures that are due to be uploaded. It’s gonna be hot’ be a part of it and get your art on display today.

SO WHAT!

1 Feb

G is different from other children in more ways then one. But that’s that.
Please Don’t say you fell for me or tell me to keep my chin up. Because all through he can be hard work and send me a little la la from time to time he still is the best kind of hard work there is. I would never want it any other way. He teaches me more then I ever fault I would learn about life’ G and his sister are my life and I enjoy everything about it. The only thing I would want to change if given the chance would be to change the way people see ASD. I wish I could click my fingers and then his school and many others would have this great understanding on ASD. The results being a great deal more support on offer for families and the child. “But come on!” We can’t change everything sometimes that’s the way of life. No one can change others views on a subject no matter how annoying this maybe. We can try to educate’ if that brings some awareness to just one person then that in itself is a welcomed result.

Giovanni can demonstrate bad unwanted behaviour but don’t all children do this to some degree? OK it may be a little more intense but it’s not 27/7. I’m sure some people think I have this 8yr old that is extremely bad. Giovanni can and more then not he does demonstrate very good behaviour. Some of the things he does others would count as bad and unreasonable behaviour when there not! These things such as saying something to another that could be seen as rude would not of been meant to be seen in this way. That’s the thing you see. Children with Aspergers tend to end up with problems due to reasons that can’t be helped.

When ever someone says Stay strong, I fell sorry for you or anything along these lines. It makes me angry!
Why fell sorry for me? I have a amazing son who yes has Aspergers!
BUT SO WHAT?
G is mine, I love him, I’m proud of him and love being his mummy:)
Looking after any child can be exhausting. But it’s rewarding isn’t it? Well it’s the same for me. Aspergers makes this no different.

IM A MOTHER TO A CHILD WITH ASPERGERS! SO WHAT?

ALL NEW ASPERGERS VIDEOS

29 Jan

Just updated my vodpod:) I have added four new videos.

Some really good ones this month that i enjoyed watching. Check out the faces of autism. I was unaware that all these people had been affected by ASD! Was you? Also a great video offering information on the spectrum.

All new videos can be found in my sidebar in the vodpod widget.  Let me know your view by posting a comment. Sit back relax and enjoy:)

Bring on the Art!!

29 Jan

Just a few more days to the kids art (autism and art) page is added. Got some wonderful pictures that are going to be displaced for the world but we need more.

If you know any children or teenagers that have Asd and are super cool at art please tell them about this page. Get there pictures on display:) If you have a website your link can be displayed along side your work.

Please sign work as a watermark.

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