Entries by Briannon Lee

When support comes at a price

Let me tell you about a family in Australia, two parents and three children, a 4.5yo boy and 2yo twins. After much soul searching, research, thought and discussion, the family decide to homeschool their eldest child. One of the parents stays at home and commits to trying out homeschooling for a period of time. They will […]

Being free. Why we choose to homeschool our Autistic son.

Trigger Warning: Content includes references to abuse of children in schools, restrictive practices, restraint and seclusion The image of a little boy in a cage in an Australian school has been seared in to my mind this week. This UN World Autism Awareness Day (Autism Acceptance Day in our family) an inexcusable abuse of the […]

The eye of the cyclone

What is it like being a family of neurodivergent people? This is my experience… It’s not all sunshine and rainbows. No. Some days we crash and clash bang and bash Together A cacophony of sound and movement. Soothing, for some overwhelming. Restless nights and tired too-busy days. Without naps. Things that bring joy constantly encroached on […]