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 …”

As the clocks go back …

Saturday night, or the early hours of Sunday morning on 30th – 31st October, in the UK we turn our clocks back one hour. I’m not sure why, but I always recall the short poem “Time marches on, but falls back” when I recall which way to turn the clock. Of course, the UK hasContinue reading “As the clocks go back …”