Tag Archives: autistic spectrum disorders

Parties or peace?

20 Mar

Daily prompt: Do parties and crowds fill you with energy, or send you scurrying for peace and quiet?

The kids never cease to amaze me. Last week we had a disco at school. They do this regularly. It involves proper DJ equipment, loud music, lights, the works. When I first found out they do them I was utterly amazed. Continue reading

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I wish someone would invent autistic glasses

28 Feb

It gets on my nerves. People that should know better, people that supposedly make a profession out of teaching students with special educational needs yet these same people stand in judgement of students purely based on their behaviour alone.  Continue reading

Does autism need a cure?

22 Feb

I noticed this article in the media today and it made me think about this age old question that comes up quite often. Do we need a cure for autism? Continue reading

Parents to control the Special needs education budgets?

20 Feb

I think I have written about this before, when it became news that the SEN budgets were to be driven by ‘parent power’. Originally I was sceptical about this, referring to the fact that many students in my school have parents with needs too, what would happen to them if they have to make decisions regarding their child’s education and where the funding goes?  Continue reading

Autistic empathy?

16 Feb

Daily Post: Write about anything you’d like. Somewhere in your post, include the sentence, “I heard the car door slam, and immediately looked at the clock

I often think that there is a reason why I understand autism so well. Am far too old now though, to be able to get any kind of formal diagnosis.

Let me give you an example. Continue reading