I have recently had an online conversation about Tristram's problems when he was born. Strangely I was mostly unaware of his difficult start despite him having a very low Apgar Score and having to undego emergency resusitation. 

Having had three large (all around the...

I've been watching The Autistic Gardener on Channel 4. I tried to get Tristram to watch it with me. Partly because I thought it might inspire him to come out and help me in the garden - a stunning array of carefully cultivated 6 foot high weeds - but also I was hoping...

Tristram is unusual in not needing a great amount of structure to his day as many people with autism prefer, but this doesn't mean we can just make changes in his life without a great deal of prior warning. He is generally quite easygoing and takes change in his stride...

July 14, 2015

Hello I would like to introduce myself to you.  I have a lot of experience in areas that I think might be able to help other parents; but first a little about me.
My son Callum but he does not have a diagnosis of Fetal Anti-Convulsant Syndrome, but he ticks many of the...

Tristram failed to develop normal language and communication skills - a common feature of the child with autism. When he was a toddler he would avoid eye contact and if he wanted something he would take my hand and lead me to what he wanted. Obviously when he was very...

I added this post (below) to my Facebook account - not because I wanted to garner sympathy but because I had read an article by a woman who was thrilled that her son had been invited to a birthday party and the mother holding the party was prepared to go the extra mile...

I am an ordinary mum.I have epilepsy, chronic migraines, a 16 year old prolapsed disc in my spine and M.E. I had to give up lecturing psychology, sociology and Health & Socail Care to look after my son when he was diagnosed with autism at the age of 3. I live with Tris...

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