All in Autism

Why are we (still) waiting?

Parents of children suspected to be on the autistic spectrum (and the children themselves) need much more support while they are awaiting diagnosis, instead of being left to muddle through on their own until the elusive assessment finally arrives.

A is for AUsome...

In that moment I realised that his biggest obstacle in life will be other people's attitudes towards him. He will have to navigate around their assumptions and break out of the limitations they will automatically place on him when they discover he is autistic. I had to get over myself, and fast, if I was going to be of any use to him as a guide, advocate and defender against all types of ignorant bullshit that the world will sling his way.