I may have been ignoring my blog but I've still been facilitating at KSP Writers' Centre. Admittedly mostly Tabby and Alex but I believe technically there are considered people. And they do pay, actually I pay. That's right I pay to boss about my own kids. Actually thinking about it, they listen to me; money … Continue reading KSP Exercise – POV
Yes the crazy characters at KSP Writing Centre are still letting me give real people exercises to do. Here's last week's: To write about writing is such a drag The only thing worse is my facillitator’s nag Without a life of her own, she’s destroying mine! If I was asleep at home all would be … Continue reading Exercising the Writing Muscles.
Read the Preamble first, hopefully it will make you less angry! Then read the next bit and then this one because... Well that's how I wrote them. I think there is kind of an order to it, you know if you read the bits separately they appear to have no clear beginning, middle and end, … Continue reading Neurotypicals May Be A Necessary Evil. Or If Autistics Ruled the World! – Governance The Serpent That Destroys All!
Sorry about that but I got hot and I wanted a break and Ta Dah I am back. Read the Preamble first, hopefully it will make you less angry! Imagine a world where all the neurotypical people have disappeared. Like those TV shows that try to work out building collapse rates or evolution if humans … Continue reading Neurotypicals May Be A Necessary Evil. Or If Autistics Ruled the World! – To A World Without Neurotypicals.
First my many disclaimers: I am responding to thoughts I have had regarding how hard it must be to be a neurotypical person and have most of your mind taken up with social, how can I put this politely, inconsequencies. And how the higher concentration of logic and ordered thinking available with the autistic brain … Continue reading Neurotypicals May Be A Necessary Evil. Or If Autistics Ruled the World! – Preamble
In order to wake Alex from a dissociative/mute/withdrawn episode I sometimes use songs that attract her attention and simultaneously offer a reward if she can repeat the song. Singing a funny song preferably with actions wakes her up. By the time she can sing the song properly she is ready to safely walk around. This … Continue reading I Am Awake, Shut Up Mum
So had a few meetings last week and I need to have a lot more but I thought I was okay then it hit. This is what I wrote yesterday as I was calming down in the afternoon. Gavin was leaving to take the girls to their Drama class; final instructions yelled at the two … Continue reading The Aftermath
You may have heard about autistic children that insist on wearing a piece of clothing even when it is inappropriate. Cat is 23 years old and after 2 hours of flapping, squealing, screaming and trying to convince me I was destroying her self esteem she agreed to leave the house not wearing her black woolly … Continue reading Autism – Don’t worry they grow out of it!