Author Archives: 95 Frames per Second

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 as normal. Hopefully along the way you will find my experiences useful. 95 frames per second is roughly the frame rate life runs at.

31. Adult Social Services & the Care Act 2014

A couple of weeks ago I was present when a social worker visited my sister.  Prior to that visit I had contacted Adult Social Services to ask them to support my sister, as she did not receive any support.  During … Continue reading

Posted in Autism Spectrum Disorder

30. Emotions in Autism?

I have spent this evening swapping texts with my niece because she feared ranting and becoming emotional if she spoke to me. Like many teens, my niece wants to have her cake and eat it.  She asked to visit a … Continue reading

Posted in Autism Spectrum Disorder

29. The School of Hard Knocks

Since giving up my life in the film/tv world, I had taken up what I thought would be temporary/contract employment  – administration.  9 years on I am still struggling to juggle working in the various industries I have found myself … Continue reading

Posted in Broadcast media, Carers, Film, TV

28. Work 2 – my hand in the lion’s mouth

In the ten years I have been an employee, (I was self-employed before that) the world of work has worsened, thanks to globalisation.  I was always shocked at how one was not just taking on employment, but in fact selling … Continue reading

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27. Biting my tongue

I collected my niece from school yesterday.  Prior to leaving the area for London I had to run around the shops.  Faced with an unfamiliar layout I asked for help to find the items I needed.  Alongside me just behind my … Continue reading

Posted in Autism Spectrum Disorder

26. In ‘Fixer’ mode

En route to my mother’s today, I stopped by my sister’s.  After knocking gently a few times and not receiving an answer, I eventually rang the doorbell only for it to be answered by a sleepy nephew.  My sister was … Continue reading

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25. End of Financial year pressures

My 90 year old mother receives care in the form of cleaning.  Other than that she does everything else herself.  That’s cooking, bathing and dressing herself, laundry, even changing the beds. However, the government has squeezed local authorities so much … Continue reading

Posted in Autism Spectrum Disorder