Welcome to my blog about life as the parent of an autistic son. There will be humour, exasperation, links to helpful websites and some personal development elements. This can be our place to relax, get some inspiration, share some tips and perhaps we’ll make some friends along the way. Hopefully you will enjoy what you see. Thank you for visiting, come back soon!
You can find my first brief blog from 2013 as MumofaSon here: Dancing, Laughing and Wearing Hats.
This blog is primarily aimed at allistic (non-autistic) parents of autistic children who will most likely have little or no prior experience of autism and who are looking for encouragement, information and support through shared parenting experiences. I am delighted that #actuallyautistic people have found some of my posts relevant and worthy of sharing and I enthusiastically welcome everyone to this blog, autistic and allistic alike.
I love my son, I am raising him to be open and unashamed about his autism, to believe in his right to an equal place in society and to believe he can do anything he sets his mind to. However to give a true, full picture of life with autism, I will occasionally write about the harder, less joyful aspects of being his mother and my feelings about them. This is not a slight on autism, autistic people or my son. It is life, in all its raw complexity and truth.
If any #actuallyautistic reader would like to contribute with views or information on anything I post about, please feel free to post in the comments or to message me privately on my Facebook page. I am still learning and would welcome your comments. Thank you for joining me here and I hope together we can make the world a little kinder and a little wiser.