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Yesterday I got to spend some rare one on one time with my eldest two boys. And I loved it.
We don't get as many opportunities as I would like to spend time one on one like that. Other SEN families who have NT kiddos too will get where I am coming from. I feel guilty alot that they miss out on doing certain things cause little man wouldn't cope etc. But we try to divide our time between them all as equally as possible. But fact is little man requires much more of our attention. 🤷♀️ That is why afternoons like yesterday are SO important to me. I got to take my big 2 out for a lunch where I wasn't distracted from the conversation every few seconds taking care of little man, we got to go round shops and actually take our time looking at things without little man melting down because he can't cope with the lights/noise/amount of people etc (I got robbed in primark for 2 new onesies FYI 😂), we got to go to a Christmas concert and just sit together and enjoy the live Orchestra and Choir and watch The Snowman together without me having to try and keep little man entertained and happy or leave early.
When these little opportunities present themselves I try to grab them with both hands. It's done them and me the world of good to have that time together and I can't wait for the next opportunity to present itself. #senfamily#senparents#autism#nonverbal#severelearningdifficulties#globaldevelopmentaldelay#sensoryprocessingdisorder#chromosomalabnormality#additionalneeds#additionalneedsfamily#additionalneedssiblings#sensiblings#disabilityawareness#autismawareness
Today was a difficult day. Many days are hard to deal with. Then at a special needs park he meets therapy horses and the smile and laughter. I just want to see that every day
We ask that you please hold Bella in your thoughts.
To say it has been a very stressful morning is an understatement.
We are at the children’s hospital and she has just gone down to theatre and gone under General anaesthetic for several procedures, as well as casts by orthotics and an operation as Bella requires more extensive dental surgery.
She already had damaged teeth due to severe seizures and secondary head injuries but it has been found due to more seizures so, more impact, several teeth have died and can’t be saved but the team will do their best with what they can.
Bella has not been coping well and due to severe irritability and extreme violence needed sedation even before the operation.
The medical staff has so far been absolutely fantastic.
It is going to be a long and exhausting day for Bella so we ask that you please keep her close in your thoughts as she is now in the operating theatre.
Today I got to witness this in action for the first time!!! Heart warming to say the least!!! It is all scattered up every morning so he has to put that sentence into place. Wow!! So so proud of you Taine, great work mate!! Huge thanks to his amazing and dedicated teacher & teacher aides which helped get him to this point 🤗🤗🤗🤗🥰🥰🥰🥰 #autismawareness#inclusion#pecs
. My affirmation that there is always an answer. .
And that our journey to homeschooling this spectrum baby of mine was by far, one of the best family choices we made. .
Through his self-guided, determined interest in creating music, this 16 year old is about to start his Cert. III in Music Production. .
Calling the campus, scheduling appointments, meeting with the head of the music department, filling out documents....they have all been his classroom lessons these last few weeks.
His toughest lesson so far was try to hold back the mortified face when the tears started welling up huge as they handed him his student ID. .
My challenge was trying to lip read “don’t you DARE start crying” through my fuzzy vision and his scrunched lips.
What a gift we can give our children, differently abled or not, to be able to live their gifts and passions from such a young age though homeschooling.
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Happy Monday all! Just over a week to go before Christmas. It was smiles all around last week @thesnowcentre with lots of festive activities on offer to try out before lessons 🎅🏻 🎁
Here’s Josh having a ball! ❄️
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Where they come to life with you! 😍
The confidence they have in you to be themselves 🙌
I don’t typically share my kids on this page but felt this one was worth the share. My oldest boy turned 4 this past Saturday. His birthday was a massive deal this year. This was the first birthday that he veered away from Firetrucks. This was the first birthday that he had a general understanding of what we were celebrating. This was the first year that he knew his name. This was the first year that he knew his age. This was the first year that he was communicating properly. This was the first year that he knew any colors. And this was the first year that we celebrated his birthday with the understanding that he is autistic. In the one year since we have known he had autism, he has made amazingly large leaps in progress and I am sooooo proud of him. He wears clothes now, he socializes (with limits), he can use utensils decently, he can speak more than a handful of words. He is present. He’s got a long way to go to be developmentally on track, but I have faith and confidence that he will get there and I’m so excited to see where this year takes us. I’m also so excited that we are now one year closer to sending him off to college because I need a break. 🤷🏻♀️ I’m not gonna lie, he’s a handful and well, it is what it is lol I’m sharing this as a proud mama not as a business owner. I want the world to know how amazing I think this child is. #autismawareness#autismmom#autism#happybirthday#babyboy
We talk a lot about the stress we feel as adults at Christmas but today I want to focus on our children. There’s a lot to process about the Christmas period from excitement over presents to all the many expectations placed upon them over the festive period. How many children can actually behave better when they are excited? Why do we put that on them? For non-neurotypical children it’s even harder because all their routines change in school as well. My children like to know what’s coming and that is removed in schools at this time of year in a flurry of unscheduled fun activities that simply just ramp up the stress for children who need predictability to get through their day. Last night my daughter couldn’t sleep because she’s beyond stressed at having to do a dance in front of her peers on Friday. The national curriculum sets public performances within its expectations. Today I will be explaining to school why she can’t do this. If my son manages to stay on stage for his play this year it’ll be the first Christmas miracle of the season. He wants to do it but anxiety often becomes too much when it arrives. There are lights flashing and music blaring everywhere which is very hard on already overstimulated brains. We are the family that breathes a sigh of relief after Christmas Day because it’s all over. We do traditional pre-Christmas activities like the panto and days out etc after the big day when everyone is feeling calmer. Their stress rubs off on me as I try to slow things down and help them regulate all the while trying to get all the traditional things down too. Having my children really makes me question what the purpose is of our modern day Christmas. How has making a day magical become this over-stimulating, expectation driven ball of stress? I’m full of Christmas spirit (all year round I might add) but I do question where it’s all heading and why. I thank my children for that because within the stress and anxiety they carry a message I hear about what this is all about. 🎄🎄 #asd#asc#autismawareness#autism#adhd#christmas#christmasstress#reiki
They say, things may change, but family is forever. These words couldn’t be truer with the way my life changed after I learnt that my son Varun suffers from #AutismSpectrumDisorder (ASD). At the time, I was working in a corporate and I was meant to have a different career. But after his diagnosis, we returned to India from the UK and that’s when the real problem began. Varun had no place where he could study.
That’s when I started Ananya with Varun as its first student. Through Ananya, I realized the challenge that so many parents go through all because there was a blatant lack of awareness surrounding #Autism and developmental delays in general. I took it upon myself to go back to school and study psychology and attend innumerable training programs in the UK, Europe, USA and India to train myself.
Today, Ananya's mission is to train teachers in schools to understand Autism and include children with Autism in regular classrooms. We believe that every single child needs to go to school and learn with all the other children. Separating them and sending them to different schools will not encourage inclusion. We have about 100 children who come to our center every day for the various services we offer. We provide all the therapies for children with Autism and other special needs under one roof.
Just recently, Ananya tied up with Marshall University, USA to bring their online Autism courses to India. It’s been 20 years now and I have absolutely no regrets. I love how my son's diagnosis ended up giving me a purpose in life.