Autism & Aspergers

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt

April 19, 2014
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Disclaimer: We received free entry tickets to the Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt, all opinions are my own. We were lucky enough yesterday to attend the Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt at Werribee Park. Proceeds from the Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt and Family Picnic go directly to the Good Friday Appeal which benefits children and families at […]

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Well that was just awesome, best dentist ever!

April 16, 2014
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After all my worries yesterday and Heidi’s steadily climbing anxiety, we rocked up at Lucas Paediatric dentist in a bit of a mess. Heidi’s tummy hurt, she needed to go to the toilet 4 times in half an hour, the last time, just before we went in to the dentists room. Heidi locked in the […]

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Autism Awareness Day at Sovereign Hill

April 7, 2014
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What a fabulous fabulous day we had at Sovereign Hill, they really did go all out to make sure that families with children on the autism spectrum could feel welcomed and enjoy their visit. ¬†There is a great selection of social stories on the Sovereign Hill website to help prepare you for what to expect. […]

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Can you please leave me alone until I get a computer coffee…

April 4, 2014
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The Gold Coast Broadwater Parklands are a great free place to take the kids for hours of outdoor fun, with the added bonus they generally exhaust themselves and sleep well that night. One aspect of the parklands that my girls found utterly fascinating was what Heidi calls the “hallucination pathway” and Annie “the sci-fi pathway”. […]

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A Child’s Eye View aka reasons I give my kids a camera

April 2, 2014
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During our recent trip up to the Gold Coast, Annie and Heidi both took their cameras as well as using mine, I do love seeing things from their perspective and photos really help. Here is a selection of some of my favourite pictures.         Oh hey it is World Autism Awareness Day […]

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Celebrate Autism Month with our Photo A Day Challenge

March 27, 2014
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I’m really excited about this challenge from myself and the team at Autism: In Our Own Words. To celebrate acceptance and understanding during April (Autism month), we would like as many people as possible to share their pictures on social media using the daily prompts and tag them #AutismADay. Your children are encouraged to join […]

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From the Gold Coast to Sovereign Hill

March 21, 2014
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Here we are holidaying on the Gold Coast, but as every parent, especially autism parents know, you need to keep one step ahead. So whilst we are holidaying I’m preparing my girls for our return to Melbourne and a very cool Autism Friendly day out at Sovereign Hill in Ballarat. ¬† SENSORY EXPERIENCE COMES TO […]

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Saving the Game

March 16, 2014
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“Aaaaaargh” her shout of frustration echoes through the room. “What’s up?” “My game didn’t save. AGAIN.” “Did you find out why it didn’t save last time?” “No. There was nothing in the instructions and now I have to create everything again.” She slammed down the mouse to emphasize her frustration, pulling on headphones and getting […]

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A Bit Over My Age

February 19, 2014
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Friday morning, lunch order day. I check the order is still correct, sausage roll, with sauce and an apple juice. Having confirmed this is correct, I slide a plate, knife and fork into her lunch order bag. Into the school bag it all goes. We get to school and Heidi goes to class while I […]

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Autism Self Advocate

February 6, 2014
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Do you know what is awesome? Annie has been struggling with a friends outbursts, she said to me “they have anger management problems like me.” Annie recognized the problem, told me that she knew reminding this friend of the rules would make it worse, even though “it hurts my head not to.” AND Annie asked […]

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