Entries by Leia Solo

Embrace the label

I’ve read a few comments on various social networking sites from parents who are hesitant to pursue a diagnosis for their child because they worry about them being ‘labelled’ as autistic. I remember feeling that way myself when considering what was best for my 3 year old son. I’m no fan of the medical model, […]

Welcome to Autism

I read a really helpful blog post a while back that highlighted the top 10 pieces of advice that a mother of an autistic child wished to pass on to parents with a newly diagnosed autistic child. My son was diagnosed just one month ago and I wanted to share my own top tips in […]

Lighthouses

If you’ve ever Googled ‘autism’ you will probably have felt overwhelmed with the amount of information available. You’ll read words like ‘disorder’, ‘impairment’ and ‘developmental delay’.  You’ll read that some of the really big funded organisations speak about the ‘trauma’ of parenting a child with autism and the need for research to investigate a ‘cure’.  […]