Do We Expect Too Much?

Okay hang onto the end folks, this could get rocky. Plus I can't edit stuff that upsets me. Sorry! I am seriously going off the therapies for autism. The messages are confusing and don't work together. There seem to be a couple of broad types of high functioning autistic types. The type who do want … Continue reading Do We Expect Too Much?

My Kiddie Wink Writied a Thing Too

Remember the exercise I did yesterday. Remember I said Alex did the exercise too. I said Tabby wrote something, but that's still basically irrelevant because she still won't let me read it. Alex is letting me post her work. Too much explainie, read this... I Writied A Thing Then read this : The Fenir laughed as … Continue reading My Kiddie Wink Writied a Thing Too

I Writied A Thing

Tuesday Writer's club, you know the sad shadow of my time in KSP (cursed be that place), when Alex, Tabby, Charlie and I sit at the dining room table and pretend we can still pretend to learn to write. A really nice guy joins us.  Anyway today we did an exercise in honour of Troglet … Continue reading I Writied A Thing

I Can’t Log in to My WordPress Account

Well obviously I can. I just have. But... Unfortunately I have a problem. I have previously pointed it out. Small things derail me. So I open Microsoft Edge, something asks me if I want to log into my google account. I being a sensible normal person, immediately turn off my computer and have a nap. … Continue reading I Can’t Log in to My WordPress Account

Autism Friendly Shopping

I so hope this comes to Australia.

A Is For Aoife Not Autism

Greetings Earthlings! 😀

Shopping can be quite an overwhelming experience for an autist- the hustle and bustle, bright lighting, loud noises, strong smells etc.

As autism friendly events are all the rage at the moment, I decided to take some time to check out Lidl’s weekly autism friendly shopping hours.

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So what’s so special about Lidl’s autism friendly shopping experience?

Every Tuesday from 6-8pm across all Irish stores, Lidl takes the following autism friendly measures:

  • Reduced lighting
  • No music or announcements
  • Lower till scan sounds
  • Priority queuing
  • Offers additional help if requested
  • Assistance dogs are welcome (sadly none of these cuties were around during my visit 😦 )

They also include a sensory map for kids which can be downloaded from their website to show you the layout of the store to familiarize yourself with it, even providing a key to indicate where there may be strong smells, cold areas…

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De Railed Part 5 and thank goodness the end of the line.

Okay so maybe something went a little wrong yesterday but on a happy note some of the biscuits (cookies) made it to my mother in law's house. And many made it home again because our cousin can't eat gluten. Not in a faddish way, in the has the genuine medical problem sensible way. So in … Continue reading De Railed Part 5 and thank goodness the end of the line.

De Railed Part 3.

I'm in an anxious, active kind of mood today so I may actually stick close to topic and even finish. No it is not already finished. No you have to keep reading. You do have to keep reading, I know where you live. You know I have no idea where you live, don't you. And … Continue reading De Railed Part 3.

De Railed Part 2

If you remember yesterday I was blathering about trains and being nice to a person. If you don't remember look here. I don't really remember what I said. As a rule I try not to remember what I say, my mind needs to be free of the trivial and the absurd. That's why I can't … Continue reading De Railed Part 2

De Railed

Judging by the people I've talked to, a lot of autistic people like trains. I can see that. I mean the movement of a train is very soothing, in my experience the older the better. There's lots of traditions, lots of random groups of trivial facts, and cartoons, and murder mysteries, there's history, technology, science, … Continue reading De Railed