Tidying up

Autistsix was supposed to be a mixture of 75% sensible, rational discussion of autism & its related problems & 25% rubbish to soothe the troubled mind - mainly mine.  I was reliably informed by Anabel Smith who taught me how to blog (please leave all complaints with her) that I would have many months of … Continue reading Tidying up

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Agoraphobia. Part 2

Part 1 The second eldest doesn’t object to going out, she doesn’t cooperate but at least she doesn’t object.  Why don’t I ask her if she wants to go out?  Because half the time she is nonverbal, and discussing feelings or going places is likely to trigger her.  When she is awake properly she is … Continue reading Agoraphobia. Part 2

Moving Forward

Cheerier news today!  For a few months now we (my support worker &I) have been working on my fear of going outside.  I've been to a dog park twice but mainly I have restarted gardening. When we first moved here a couple of years ago I managed to garden a little.  The yards were paved … Continue reading Moving Forward

I’m Out

Just when I think I am getting my life together, everything goes wrong.  I feel like a capable adult, I think like a capable adult.  I make complicated plans; based on a broad knowledge and intelligent reasoning, I have the skills to do many things extremely well.  But I never get anywhere.  I can't get … Continue reading I’m Out

Hurrah a New Blogging Class

I started blogging because the members of the writing circle I joined suggested it, but I didn't know how to start.  The writer's centre - Katharine Susannah Prichard Writers' Centre, was having a class called Blogging 101.  I attended, I loved it; it not only answered all my questions it was fantastic. I went home … Continue reading Hurrah a New Blogging Class

Insane Week

Monday morning 7:00 on our way to School Banking at the kids' old school, the start of the week from hell.  By the time we returned home at 9:30. We set up Book Fair late Friday afternoon, Monday morning some of the P&FA went and helped finish (without me).  Look intellectually it was a great … Continue reading Insane Week

An Issue of Trust

Trust has always been difficult for me, its probably my autism again; but to be perfectly frank my mother hasn't helped.  Not her fault but like many parents; myself definitely included, my mother has tried to protect me from possible harm.  I love her for it but I think she may be wrong this time. … Continue reading An Issue of Trust

Don’t Volunteer at Your Kids’ School

The Book Fair is coming by hook or by crook. Where students buy novelties instead of a book. We'll make lots of profit but books & not cash. I'm so overwhelmed I've developed a rash! The library's busy, so the fair has no home! The shelves are on wheels so the school we must roam. … Continue reading Don’t Volunteer at Your Kids’ School

So What’s Wrong Now?

Last 5 days I have been 'unwell'.  So yet again I play the lovely game of what's wrong this time?  I know this is not a game exclusively for autistics; but we have a whole level of complexity with our ultra speed psychosomatic reactions as well as our comprised internal sensory system; hyper sensitivity and absence or … Continue reading So What’s Wrong Now?

How I Started To Write

I've always wanted to write.  And at about 9 years old I wrote something that was considered amazing by teachers etc, I was identified as gifted.  For the rest of my school career I usually wrote at an above average level with occasional flashes of brilliance. But I could never write at any length.  If … Continue reading How I Started To Write