Category Archives: Autistic Behaviours

Staring Without Seeing, And Other Stories


That’s what I tend to do when I’m waiting for my hospital appointments; I have my Kindle, of course, but occasionally my gaze will sweep the waiting area and see – but not see. Images are vaguely noted – sometimes … Continue reading

Posted in "Mutants", 2013, Adapting, Anxiety, Autism, Autism Awareness, Autistic Behaviours, Autistic Meltdown, Body Image, Boobs, Born This Way, Disability, Doctor Who, English Hospitals, Epilepsy, Epilepsy Awareness, Health, Heightened Awareness, Injuries, Kindle | 4 Comments

Wheelchair


I can walk; I can even jog a little, and dance in short bursts. I can get to the local shops and back and sometimes I don’t even need my walking stick. What I cannot do, however, is have days … Continue reading

Posted in 2013, Acceptance, Adapting, Attitudes, Autism, Autistic Behaviours, Autistic Meltdown, Book Club, Disability, Disability Aids, Epilepsy, Epilepsy Awareness, Neurological, Not A Supermarket Tomato, Personal Goals, Positivity, Proud To Be Autistic, Sensory Overload, Tenacity, Travelling, Walking aids, Wheelchairs | 19 Comments

As The World Falls Down, And My Son’s Life Changes Forever


Hello. I haven’t left WordPress. I’ve been reading all of you, but I’ve only left a smattering of comments here and there. I haven’t been ignoring anybody; things have been happening in my son’s life that I have had to … Continue reading

Posted in 2013, Adapting, Autism, Autistic Behaviours, Autistic Meltdown, Autistic Temperament, Carers, Death, Epilepsy, Extended Family, Family, Foster Carers, I Love Autism Kids, Love, My Son, Neurological, Psychiatric, Psychological, The Dark Side Of Autism, Tragedy | 14 Comments

Introspection


Since the sectioning of my son I seem to have retreated into myself a little bit. Emails have not been responded to – if they were ever looked at – and blogs have gone unvisited. I’ve been communicating mostly via … Continue reading

Posted in 2013, About The Carer, Adapting, Anxiety, Autism, Autistic Behaviours, Autistic Meltdown, Depression, Epilepsy, Facebook, Family, Friends, Health, Heightened Awareness, Hyperacusis, I Love Autism Kids, Love, Marriage, My Son, Neurological, Not A Supermarket Tomato, Proud Parent Of An Autistic Child, Proud To Be Autistic, Proud To Be Me, Psychological, Reading, Real Life Horror, Sensory Overload, Social Anxiety, Strength, The Black Dog, The Dark Side Of Autism, Vulnerability, Women's Institute | 8 Comments

Baby Love


In a small maternity delivery room in Cheltenham, long ago, an exhausted young woman lay in a bed soaked with blood, sweat, amniotic fluid and tears; she had in her arms the most precious and beautiful thing that she had … Continue reading

Posted in 2013, Autism, Autistic Behaviours, Autistic Meltdown, Autistic Temperament, Carers, Disability, Emotional Pain, Family, My Son, Neurological, Not A Supermarket Tomato, Psychiatric | 12 Comments

“You Won’t Be Seeing Frank Any More; He’s… No Longer Here”


That was the first thing that my neurologist told me when I met with him this afternoon – a year after I last saw my Epilepsy Nurse, Frank La Rocca. Last August I had to cancel an appointment due to … Continue reading

Posted in "Mutants", 2013, Adapting, Autism, Autism Awareness, Autistic Behaviours, Autistic Meltdown, Autistic Temperament, Born This Way, Disability, English Hospitals, Epilepsy, Epilepsy Action, Epilepsy Awareness, Frank La Rocca, Health, Hope, Living With Asthma, Living With Atopic Syndrome, Medication, Neurological, Seizures, Status Epilepticus, The Dark Side Of Autism, Viva La Rocca | 24 Comments

Sexuality And Disability


In my hometown of Cheltenham lives a very famous lady. She is famous for being amazing. For the sake of argument, we’ll call her “Lisa”. Lisa is only a few years older than myself and is a Thalidomide victim. She … Continue reading

Posted in "Mutants", 2013, Attitudes, Autism, Autistic Behaviours, Autistic Meltdown, Autistic Temperament, Bodily Functions, Body Image, Born This Way, Desirability, Disability, Epilepsy, Epilepsy Awareness, Health, Illness, Living With Asthma, Living With Atopic Syndrome, Love, Marriage, Medication, Neurological, Not A Supermarket Tomato, Seizures, Self, Sensuality, Sexuality, Status Epilepticus, The Black Dog | 14 Comments

Autism: I’m Not Crazy, But Sometimes My Brain Skips A Beat


Appearances can be deceptive. Outwardly, to the bystander, I’m the smiling, friendly blonde lady who is confident in herself and still retains an appearance of youthfulness and some of the good looks she had in her late teens to mid … Continue reading

Posted in "Mutants", 2013, Adapting, Autism, Autism Awareness, Autistic Behaviours, Autistic Meltdown, Autistic Temperament, Born This Way, Disability, Heightened Awareness, Hyperacusis, Neurological, Nightmares, Not A Supermarket Tomato, Proud To Be Autistic, Proud To Be Me | 14 Comments

Autism In Adulthood


To many people I’m the bubbly, friendly, excitable and somewhat eccentric lady who knows how to let go and have fun. I have plenty of friends, I’m a gifted writer and I’m talented in the arts of pickling, preserving, relish … Continue reading

Posted in "Mutants", 2013, Autism, Autism Awareness, Autistic Behaviours, Autistic Meltdown, Autistic Temperament | 15 Comments

Overexcitement: Catalyst Or Symptom?


For a person who is both epileptic and autistic, it is very difficult to separate and analyse behaviours that might be due to one or the other or even both. Am I having a seizure because I’ve also suffered an … Continue reading

Posted in "Mutants", Acceptance, Adapting, Autism, Autism Awareness, Autistic Behaviours, Epilepsy, Epilepsy Awareness, Not A Supermarket Tomato | 1 Comment