‘Be Devoted To One Another In Love’

Devoted…  an important word, one which we often hear, and a word that we all probably think we fully understand; but do we?  How truly deep a word is it?  And what might it mean in the context of caring for a child or young person with additional needs; whether as parent, carer, other family … Continue reading ‘Be Devoted To One Another In Love’

‘How The Sound Of Our Autistic Son’s Laughter Helps Us Dance!’

James has an infectious laugh; it is one of those laughs that can start as a chuckle, a little giggle, and then builds and builds into a raucous belly laugh that barely gives him opportunity to take breath.  All sorts of things can set him off; maybe something he’s watching on his iPad, once he … Continue reading ‘How The Sound Of Our Autistic Son’s Laughter Helps Us Dance!’

‘Why All The Lights Are On In Our House’

James has a new obsession…  It started at Christmas and has continued into the New Year…  It was probably triggered by all of the bright shining lights that he so enjoyed seeing on the Christmas tree, around the fireplace, on the outside of the house, on the large bush we have outside our front door…  … Continue reading ‘Why All The Lights Are On In Our House’

‘Because He’s Worth It!’

Perhaps never before has humanity lived in such a self-centred, self-obsessed, self-serving, narcissistic, selfish society as we do now.  Advertising and marketing media is filled with slogans such as ‘Because you’re worth it!’, ‘It’s all about you!’, and recently that dreadful advert from TUI (formerly Thomson Holidays), where an entourage of lackeys serve the every … Continue reading ‘Because He’s Worth It!’