Our autism journey with ASPECT

Our autism journey with ASPECT

With April drawing to a close, I’m reflecting on our autism journey as autism awareness month also nears its end for another year. We have been officially living with autism now for 8 years, after receiving our son’s diagnosis on March 30 2008. Like most...
New Challenges for Gilbert

New Challenges for Gilbert

For Gilbert, 2015 has started off with a bang so far. One week into the school year and we’ve already been advised of two camps that he’ll be able to attend this year – as long as I can convince him to give them a try…  He’s not keen on...
Why I'm letting my kids wag school on Friday

Why I'm letting my kids wag school on Friday

Thank God it’s the last week of school for term 1 in NSW. It’s been a long 11 week term and selfishly I’m looking forward to not having to rush around quite so much, make lunches or have fights over homework and assessments with my two older kiddos....
Advocacy 101

Advocacy 101

As a parent there is one job that comes with the gig that can sometimes be very daunting. And it can be even more daunting when you are dealing with children with additional needs. However, as daunting as it may be, this job is possibly the most important one for...
Then & Now

Then & Now

As we careen towards the end of the year I have found myself comparing where we are now to where we were at the same time last year. This time last year we were finding our way after Matilda’s Aspergers diagnosis and trying to work out the best way to help her....

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