Published Sunday, April 30, 2017 by

Life with ASD Newsletter - no. 23

weekly round up of autism and special needs blog posts & articles

After the cold snap this week, I am looking forward to a bit more warmth and sunshine. Let's hope it comes soon.

This week, I came across a great video of Tony Attwood talking about autism in girls. In the video there was also some great insights into autism, and equally relevant for boys too, which I was particularly interested in. Definitely worth a watch.

I have been reading a number of posts this week by Miriam from Faith Mummy, who blogs about life with her twins, both who have autism. I could really relate to her post about Scanxiety, which talks about the anxiety she feels each time her son has a scan (he also has NF1) and has to wait for the results. Whilst we don't have to go for scans, it did remind me of the anxiety I felt each time we went for assessments and our EHCP reviews - only to wait to see what they would report back to us. The unknown can be so daunting.

With Eldest going through a phase of getting worked up over things at home, I read 40 calm down tools for older kids with interest. In particular I was interested in the Brainquest cards which are Q&A cards which I think eldest will really enjoy.

That's it from me, I am off to check that the frost has not wreaked havoc on the garden.

Articles this week:
  • The fight for the right school 
  • Richard and Jaco: Life with Autism - BBC One 
  • When the Weight of the Unknown Is Crushing You 
  • The ‘scaniexty’ I live with when my child has NF1 
  • Being forced to fight for things you never wanted to need. 
  • A letter to my son's first teacher - from a former teacher and autism mum - Someone's Mum 
  • On admitting it's ME who is overwhelmed and frustrated... 
  • Making a tiny bit of time mummy's 
  • Autism Awareness - #YourJourneyMyBlog - The Cloth That Keeps My Child From Breaking 
  • Parenting? 
  • 8 Signs Your ASD Child May Actually Have Have Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA)? 
  • 40+ Calm Down Tools for Older Kids {Free Printable} 
  • 5 Autism Myths I Wish You Knew — Aspie Miss 
  • Special Education v Mainstream: Our Schooling Journey - My Home Truths 
  • Childhood Development: Between the Milestones - The Inspired Treehouse