I Am Awake, Shut Up Mum

In order to wake Alex from a dissociative/mute/withdrawn episode I sometimes use songs that attract her attention and simultaneously offer a reward if she can repeat the song.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. ThisContinue reading “I Am Awake, Shut Up Mum”

In the Spirit of Spreading the Message

First to all my caring followers I am absolutely fine, and so is the rest of the family.  But I think its important to disseminate information about autism including subjective experiences.  One day a really smart person will collect all these little tidbits and who knows what will & won’t be useful in the finalContinue reading “In the Spirit of Spreading the Message”

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 orContinue reading “So What’s Wrong Now?”