This particular pointless rant actually started days ago. See Been Busy and Been Busy 2 Fixing the Government I may have told you this before. I was in Centrelink with my mother and daughter, I was sitting separately because during the previous visit my panic attack had badly distressed them. I had a massive panic … Continue reading Been Busy 3 Tilting at Windmills
Okay I have to come clean; I have not fixed the government. Mainly because no one would let me. I know why, its Machiavellian. I mean I'm autistic, that should be a free pass to the job of Prime Minister. Oh well that is the dream. You know how some people write stuff in parts, … Continue reading Been Busy 2 Fixing the Government
I so hope this comes to Australia.
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.
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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Hi guys especially Angel Sammy and Teddy. I am attempting a poem based on the challenge picture below. Don't laugh, but wait its meant to be funny, laughing is okay. Special Worker I bet you didn't know, About the West Pole. Invisible to the Naked Eye, Invisible except to one guy. He has the job … Continue reading Thankful and Poetic Thursday
This is a great website. If you start reading something about Nepal make sure you navigate back to the beginning. I get involved and forget to read this website but I always go back to where I left off because I don’t want to miss a minute.
This lady has an incredible insight into her Autistic child. Until we all accept that the gift of Autism is also accompanied by incredible challenges for the individual and their family, we are not going to be able to make positive changes. I personally see autism as a positive BUT until we get words that separate the wonderful variation in thinking and sensing from the painful, awful symptoms of autism, seriously what other words can a parent use. My God, you have a great attitude, you are doing so well doing a horrible job, I congratulate all of team Lachlan.
I started this blog as I wanted to create a positive space to show how far we have come, don’t get me wrong my magical wee man has moved mountains to get to where we are today, in this post I am going to be 100% honest with the world about the complete living hell, living with Autism is not just for Lachlan but for his brother and sister and us his parents. This post has been bubbling and building in me for months, I am at breaking point now, exhausted, broken and deeply hurt, this is the result of the constant battle against ignorant people, a system that doesn’t work and an uncaring world.
Every thoughtless coment, wounds.
I now fully understand what other parents meant when they referred to Autism as the hidden disability.
Do you have any idea how much my little boy suffers?
Do you have…
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Unfortunately it has taken me this long to realise that the fault with my blog was not the stupid internet at my house or the kids constant YouTube streaming. Today I was asking a resident IT expert here at KSP and he offered to look at it. I've changed computers and now KSP has internet … Continue reading Sad face, no bloggy!
Okay, so if I want to keep blogging I have to keep posting. But I don't have any posts ready. I got way over anxious as my children's lives spiralled. Unfortunately one of my reactions was stimming; and a big trigger was computer glitches, so when I typed I would start to hit the keyboard … Continue reading I Need A Habit
This is the introduction of my new computer, Baron the flying Ace. Between a working computer and the end of some stuff, I am hoping to return to blogging. Quick news, NDIA season, that time of the year where we disabled people are ritually humiliated in return for only a small cut in therapy funding … Continue reading New Computer
I found this on Facebook and it is too important not to share.