Category Archives: Autism Spectrum Disorder

23. Doubting Thomas’ responsible for ensuring a duty of care towards my niece

I took my niece back to school last week by train.  The idea is that she learns to travel with school friends, but should she find herself cut off from them that she knows what to do. Unfortunately, she was … Continue reading

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22. Back to School

I took my niece back to boarding school on Monday.  The house was busy with all the girls returning at once.  My niece is in a new room with girls she has not shared with before.  I could see she … Continue reading

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21. Needing more than 24 hours in a day.

Time with family is so precious and I always take Christmas off so that we spend it together.  This year I have been run off my feet.  There does not seem to be enough time in the day to get … Continue reading

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20. Work 1 – my hand in the lion’s mouth

Having worked part-time for two years to accommodate my caring duties, I have recently taken on a new full-time role now that my niece is at boarding school.  I am about to complete my probationary period, but just as I … Continue reading

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19. The negative connotations of Autism

My beautiful niece is now ensconced at boarding school, thanks to a few amazing people who believed in her and fought for her to get there.  Prior to making an application to the school, I went to see the Deputy … Continue reading

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18. The Services (or lack of)

While my sister pays for a private company to clean for her, my elderly mother relies on contractors assigned by the council. Both offer an equally varied service. Last week the cleaner my sister had only cleaned half of the … Continue reading

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17. Capability for Work questionnaire

I have been unable to write for a few months now, due to the emotional strain of having to fight through a number of events that have hit my family.  Writing a blog has been the last thing on my … Continue reading

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