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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

Scary Day Ahead!

Any of you that have had much to do with autism and therapy blah blah, will know we were not allowed to languish at home for long after the KSP implosion. I mean I learnt my lesson. Lisa (I) am not good with people. It takes all my energy, it is scary and so anxiety … Continue reading Scary Day Ahead!

Worthy Writing

Today I am going to write something profound. A piece so gloriously literary that it will provide the backbone of all future advanced classes on literature. a PIECE SO PRECISE IN ITS INSIGHT THAT NO FUTURE PUBLICATION OR DISCUSSION IN ANY AND ALL AREAS OF PSYCHOLOGY, WELLNESS OR EDUCATION WILL CONTAIN REFERENCE TO THIS WORK … Continue reading Worthy Writing

Unusual Perspective

I thought I might let you know some of my background. For those of you who are interested in that kind of thing. It's kind of a bit sad so I have interlaced some pictures to cheer you up. My mother's family seem like a sane bunch, except for a few issues of left/right  dominance, … Continue reading Unusual Perspective