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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 […]

Word meme says: When I think about that moment, I’m very aware that what I felt was the clear stillness of acceptance. Everything slowed. Our eyes connected. I felt safe in the bubble of her unconditional love. I felt heard. Seen. Content. Accepted.

This is what acceptance feels like

For 4 years now, April has been ‘Autism Awareness’ month, with April 2nd World Autism Awareness Day. You might have heard about the ‘Light it up blue’ campaign established by US organisation Autism Speaks, to raise awareness (and money) for autism. This sounds like a noble idea. If you dug a little deeper however, you’d […]

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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 […]