I wanna hold your hand

Whenever we go out to places which are noisy or crowded – she holds my hand. And she keeps hold of it until she’s surer of whatever we are doing …

We’ve got it covered

  Watching in awe as The Rose grows up and unfurls beautifully, but what scares me most is her behaviour with boys. One day she’s going to get into THAT …

On a different note

The Rose finds huge relief in writing us notes. In them she can order her thoughts and communicate her side of things  – without having to deal with our reactions which just complicates …

As A Matter Of Fact…

In this blog I try to catch the shards of insight which burst from The Rose like little mirrors and reflect a wider picture which doesn’t define her narrowly as …

Hard or Soft?

We (The Rose, The Brother and Me) drive around the countryside on Saturday’s, delivering The Brother to his extra curricular activities. The Rose comes too because otherwise she doesn’t go out. …

Higher or Lower?

“The difference between high functioning and low functioning autism is that high functioning means your deficits are ignored and low functioning means your assets are ignored.” I’ve always been grateful …

I’m in here

We always thought The Rose was ‘individual’ but that something, sometime soon would just click and then the onslaught of party invitations and handsome suitors would roll in. But the heads -up that …

Come On You Reds!

The Rose is funny. I may have mentioned that? Often not intentionally, but don’t get me wrong. We never laugh at her and she loves the spontaneous eruption of our …