Autism – Don’t worry they grow out of it!

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!

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Truth vs Autism

In my opinion autistic people tend to be more honest than your average neurotypical.  Lying hurts, its hard.  Except lying for fun; inventing stuff that few would be deceived by or if they are they will realise by the end that it was a joke.  I do this all the time as I've said Lying … Continue reading Truth vs Autism

I Don’t Mind Pity

This is in response to some posts I've read from some really lovely mothers of autistic children.  I understand where they are coming from but I would like to present a friendly alternative argument. I like being autistic, I could do without the accompanying depression/anxiety & physical illness, but I am still glad to be … Continue reading I Don’t Mind Pity

Waiting

To make an appointment we had to go, Sit at Social Security for an hour or so. Masses of people buzzing around, No eating or drinking signs abound. Alex was on her computer to try & stay sane, I had my writing pad to do the same, Mum had her Kindle, so she was alright. … Continue reading Waiting

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

Agoraphobia. Part 6 The End

Part 1          Part 5 Unfortunately it is difficult to push the little fledglings out if we won’t leave ourselves.  So, frankly, I am being forced into the horrible, ‘real’ world for the sake of my kids.  I hate maternal instinct.  And please realise I know that I am doing all this … Continue reading Agoraphobia. Part 6 The End

Agoraphobia. Part 5

Part 1          Part 4 It’s confusing; a neurotypical friend of ours called fairly last minute to cancel an outing because she had a headache.  My brood were very confused. “But Mum, you can’t cancel something for a headache.” I had to explain to them that people that rarely have headaches need to … Continue reading Agoraphobia. Part 5

Agoraphobia. Part 4

Part 1          Part 3 Not that I’m any better!  Left alone I sometimes feel I need a shower about half the time I fall; only when I’m alone, I seem to have a lemming (actually the lemming thing is a myth) instinct and am inexplicably drawn to the shower when I am … Continue reading Agoraphobia. Part 4

Agoraphobia. Part 3

Part 1        Part 2 You see there is nothing out there that is sufficient compensation for the fear, pain, confusion and humiliation.  Add to that my husband and our oldest two faint under stress, I become immobile, talk too indiscriminately and can’t eat/drink properly, they all have a tendency to wander and/or … Continue reading Agoraphobia. Part 3

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