Through the window …

I think back to my own childhood and the children’s program, ‘Playschool’. In that program a look through a window revealed a world of awareness and education. “Today, we will look through the …. square window” the presenters would say. It could have been square, round or arched window, and as children, we would tryContinue reading “Through the window …”

A window to a world outside …

When the rain falls. When the winds blow. When snow is seen in the icy cold wind, blowing relentlessly from the north. There is no possibility of a wheelchair user to engage with anything outdoors. Supporting a reluctant person with special needs when every little detail, every activity is anticipated with fear, we pray thatContinue reading “A window to a world outside …”

Christmas is coming …

… and our planning and preparation is in full swing. Those with autism can have a difficult time enjoying the excitement of Christmas festivities. Our son is no different. The basis of this discomfort is the need for routine. Surprises such as gifts challenge the principles of routine and can build a sense of fearContinue reading “Christmas is coming …”