Autism & Aspergers

Murderous Mama Cow Duck

August 7, 2014
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Innocent bath toys on the side of the tub, just an ordinary bathroom scene in a house with children. The bath was run after school, our third afternoon of tears, hysterical distress. A nice calming bath. She was in there for an hour. We had a bath bomb from Daiso, it dissolved to reveal a […]

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Autism, Trains, Plans and Anxiety

July 21, 2014
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During the school holidays I had a meeting to go to in the city, it started at 6pm. So the girls and I caught the train in to Flinders Street station together, once there we met up with their Dad who had just finished work, they went home with Dad while I went on to […]

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Swimming, Archery, Swimming, Soccer, Swimming, Taekwondo, Swimming, OH MY!

May 28, 2014
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Annie has been going through a rough patch recently, not fun for her at all. We noticed that if Annie does a lot of sport each day she is much happier. I’m talking a lot, last Thursday she played soccer in the morning (and scored a goal), that afternoon she did her usual hour of […]

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First school camp

May 19, 2014
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We were all a bit nervous (or as Annie would say nervited*) about Heidi’s first school camp. Three days, two nights away from home. No way was I going on camp with her, how would I know if Heidi could cope on her own if I didn’t give her a chance to try. Thankfully the […]

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Jumping for Joy

May 2, 2014
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One of my very good friends from Heidi’s years in early intervention believes that when a child is diagnosed on the Autism Spectrum they should automatically receive funding for a trampoline. Given how much both my girls love to bounce and jump and bounce and jump and bounce and jump, I do have to agree […]

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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. ┬áThere 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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