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Since Autism Threads is a one woman show, it is my own personal mission (statement) to attract those not connected to autism in any way to my website to help change/improve their perceptions of autism & to encourage them to purchase a generic item that supports an autism charity showing they care & are aware. Or to read a newsletter or blog that opens their eyes to the world of not only autistic people but their parents & carers too.  It’s all about starting conversations & what better way to do that than through visual cues like t-shirts, tote bags,...

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A light-hearted brief blog to tip our hats in recognition of so many people & all that they are doing & coping with in this pandemic. An extra big nod to all forms of Mums and especially those with special needs and/or autistic children/adults who they care for.

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A heart-wrenching & honest portrayal of the emotions involved in becoming a mother to an autistic/special needs child & their role as a carer that will be a lifelong journey of compassion & commitment. Autism is not known at or before birth so there is nothing to prepare a mother or her husband & family unless they have had some experience of it elsewhere, & autism is certainly not a one-size-fits-all either. It's a wonderful insight into the deep connections a main caregiver forms & the incredible advocates they & their family become.

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A lovely relatable blog on why autistics can find making choices & decisions or selecting something so difficult. Mum to autistic nonverbal 9yr old Henry uses her own examples & experiences plus those of author Naoki Higashida, & an amusing, cute Youtube video clip too.

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It's not only some autistics that can struggle to overcome bedwetting, it can happen with all children, some of them right up into their teens. Whilst I describe it as something to overcome, for the parents & carers, it's more like something to survive without completely losing your mind! Not exactly cv worthy but, I do consider myself to have extensive & unwanted experience in this regard having three children, all of whom have struggled or still struggle. Having learned what I know & now pass on to you, I do so through doing all the wrong things, ah-hem. P.S....

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