When your bedroom becomes your sanctuary

"Their bedrooms are a place where they can think, recover safely from a seizure or operation, read alone, have one to one time with mum or do whatever they need to do to restore their brain and body to calm." Read more

Bedtime bedlam

"Our son's bedroom is the smallest in the house and we keep it minimal for safety as well as sensory." Read more

Two very different bedrooms

"She has things in common with her older brother, they will play computer games together and he has shared some of his Manga (Comic books) with her." Read more

The kindness of strangers

"The whole time we were in the hospital I was expecting a ticket when we got out. But no, no ticket!" Read more

It started with a shop assistant being kind

"Straws. Who thought a simple plastic straw could have me crying?" Read more

Out with the old in with the new

"Every year around April and September, I am overcome with the urge to purge." Read more

Trying new things

"Spring feels like it’s finally arrived, but I’m not all together convinced just yet!" Read more

Changing your parenting style

"I felt such a failure. I dreaded the phone ringing and his school once again saying he had caused more damage." Read more

What is love?

"This man, with hands the size of shovels, learned and then delicately performed the nasogastric feeds for his baby." Read more

Your child

"Most people ask or comment ‘How do you do it?’ out of admiration and a realisation that parents like myself don’t have it easy." Read more

Maintaining relationships

"It can also be hard to find friends that ’get it’, unless they have autistic children of their own." Read more

Reading Partner

"When we found ourselves in this situation, we allowed it to strengthen us" Read more

A Discovery of Songs

"It's difficult to write about the role music plays in our lives. It's not unlike writing about the role played by eating, or walking." Read more

The Benefits of Music For Autism

"I’ll never forget that first time myself and my mum heard him hum Twinkle Twinkle and we both looked at each other as if we’d heard something crazy." Read more

Nahid's song

"The other day, we were driving my sister to school when it came on in the car and I fell asleep. It makes me really relaxed wherever I am." Read more