Tag Archives: autism spectrum disorder

Tapnell Farm At Christmas

One of our favourite places to visit on the Isle Of Wight is Tapnell Farm Park. It is one of those places that you can guarantee a day full of fun where you leave wishing the day was longer. We had been invited along to their Christmas Experience during our December trip to the island. We’ve not been to the …

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Daughter Has Her Autism Assessment

As I’m writing this it’s Monday 28th January. It’s very late and my eyes are stinging from exhaustion. It’s been a long, emotional day. For many years I have believed that my eldest daughter, Freya, has autism or is autistic. For over half of her life I have been begging the paediatricians to assess her but with school reports and …

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Special Needs Diary #14 – Autism Assessment & Orthopaedic Shoes

It already feels like that snowy, winter wonderland we had last week was such a long time ago doesn’t it?! I keep looking at my photos wishing I’d taken more. It was just such a beautiful week. However, for us it also was a pretty awful week for P1. Change effects her hugely as you will know if you’ve followed …

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My Sunday Photo 2018 – Finally On The Waiting List

This week has been a really good one for us as a family. P2 turned 5 years old this week and we had a family trip out, it’s snowed and been frosty a few mornings too but the best news we’ve had this week is to do with P1. Right at the beginning of the week P1 had another routine …

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Special Needs Diary #7 – Going On Holiday

Dear Diary, I am writing this just four days after our big family holiday, but you most likely won’t be reading it until a few weeks later. Holidays are always something I really get anxious about with P1. As she’s getting older she is becoming more aware of her surroundings, she has preferences and can get rather emotional and hard …

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Special Needs Diary #5 – Going To The Supermarket

Dear Diary, It’s very rare that P1 comes to a supermarket because we tend to do our food shopping during the week when she is at school. Now that it’s the school holidays I am seeing a new wall that P1 has to knock down or hide behind. I watched a short little clip on Facebook about disabilities not always …

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