Category Archives: 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

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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

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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

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24. Ill

I am recovering from the worst of a week of flu.  Australian or Japanese, I don’t know which one I had, but this year flu has had a massive impact in the UK, as young and old have died of … Continue reading

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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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