Category Archives: Autistic Temperament

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

An Open Letter To My Son


My dear Rhys; my beautiful son, I hope that, one day, you will understand and that you will forgive me. You won’t understand why I kept falling over and “going to sleep”. You will also not understand why I had … Continue reading

Posted in 2013, Autism, Autistic Temperament, Emotional Pain, Family, Health | 7 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

The Weekend That Was


Friday: Just for a change I was completely organised and had to do very little packing on Friday morning (toothbrush, toothpaste, hairbrush, laptop). All of my family’s Christmas gifts were wrapped and packed, I’d planned my weekend wardrobe (although – … Continue reading

Posted in 2012, Adventures In Preserves, Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life, Autism, Autistic Behaviours, Autistic Meltdown, Autistic Temperament, Choose Life, Christmas, Cookery, Cross-stitch, Doctor Who, Doctor Who Scarf, Fandom, Fezes Are Cool, Food, Friends, Geekiness, Hobbies, Homemaking, Hope Orchard, I Stitch So I Don't Stab Stupid People, Kitchen Witchy, Not A Supermarket Tomato, Photographs, Proud Parent Of An Autistic Child, Proud To Be Autistic, Proud To Be Me, The Dark Side Of Autism, The Things I Do In The Name Of Fandom!, Winter | 13 Comments

Autism Families And The News


I’m just going to come right out and say it: I am terrified of my autistic son. He is sixteen years old, stands at about five foot eight and has the strength of three grown men. The slightest sign of … Continue reading

Posted in About The Carer, Abusive Behaviour, Autism, Autism Awareness, Autistic Behaviours, Autistic Meltdown, Autistic Temperament, Fear, Neurological, Self Defence, Sensory Overload, The Dark Side Of Autism | 17 Comments