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About 95 Frames per Second

This blog is about my caring journey, looking after family members with high functioning autism / aspergers, multiple sclerosis, getting older, etc. in the midst of trying to function normally. Hopefully along the way you will find my experiences useful. 95 frames per second is roughly the frame rate life runs at.

16. Theory of Mind

We took the son of a family friend I grew up with, who now lives abroad, out today.  Being Easter Monday it was great to drive through parts of London that are normally out of bounds.  However, most events require … Continue reading

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15. A beautiful experience

My niece became a teen this year. Last night she asked me to take her shopping as she needed a green t-shirt for her school’s forthcoming cross country event.  As bright green is not fashionable this year we eventually found … Continue reading

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14. Encounters at the School Gate

This is such a strange time of year for Year 6 primary school parents. January in the UK is roughly the time when the independent schools inform parents if their little darlings have been granted a school place and March … Continue reading

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13. Christmas & autism

I love Christmas. The Christmas tree lights give the home a different dimension. In my family it is a time to indulge in the rich traditional foods my sister and I grew up with, much of which we would not … Continue reading

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12. The battle to communicate properly and be heard by the’Professionals’

My niece had a visit from a ‘professional’ yesterday, one of two teams involved in her care. To date time has been spent talking to the adults in her life, rather than putting things into place for her.  I am normally … Continue reading

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11. Can you spell ‘Investigation?’

While food shopping recently, I came across a two year old girl who was about to turn three, talking to her mother.  She caught my attention because just like my niece when she was that age, this little girl was … Continue reading

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10. Protecting your child from predators

How do you protect your child, boy or girl, from predators?  At the time of writing this, British footballers have started to reveal the sexual abuse they suffered from the age of 11 at the hands of their football coaches. … Continue reading

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