Friday, 8 July 2016

The A-Z of Autism - L is For

When Mr L was diagnosed back in 2007 I didn't have a clue what Autism was or even what it meant, 8 years on and 2 more diagnoses its still a puzzle. I have been contemplating doing a blog series with all the words associated with Autism to help other parents and to maybe be a bit of a reference point. So say hello to the A to Z of Autism. Each week will be a different letter, last time was J & K are for and I got some fab inclusions from other autism parents. This time is L is For.....

Literally Minded/ Literal
A Blog About Raising My Autistic Son Says - My son tends to take things very literally so that we have to be careful how we word things. Here's a post link on the topic on her blog.
Autism Mumma Says - My husband has had to be reminded over the years that he can't say "my feet are on fire" etc - which used to terrify the children. 
I am so guilty of forgetting how literally my 3 think and I love their reactions when I say something! My funniest memory was when Miss S was newborn and I said to Mr L, shes so cute I could just eat her! He looked at me horrified and ran to Daddy shouting Mummy wants to eat the baby!

Language
Faith Mummy Says - Something many children with autism really struggle to understand, communicate and use in a social setting. 

Love/Lovable
Faith Mummy Says - The reason we fight for our children and always want the best for them.
Stephs 2 Girls Says- Loving and Lovable
Autism Mumma Says - I have one child who loves to cuddle, who is affectionate and demonstrative. My other child hates cuddles, he shys away from affection and I can't remember ever being told he loves us.

Leave 
A Little Feather Says - Leave and Learning to let go

Language
Rainbows are TooBeautifull Says - There are lots of posts on speech & language on her fab blog, check them out here.

Legislation
Life With ASD and The Rest Says -  Knowing our legal rights has been a must as we faced school exclusion & went through our EHC needs assessment. This post on School Exclusion and knowing your rights is fab!

Life
Joy from The Sensory Seeker Says - Having autism doesn't mean the end to them living it to its fullest

Learning
Just like everyone else children on the spectrum all learn at different paces. They are able to learn, there is a massive misconception that children with autism have a poor learning ability and its not always the case.

Do you have anything else you would add for L then just leave me a comment below? Make sure you come back next time for M is for.....
Mandy

xx

2 comments:

  1. Lots of lovely 'L's :) Am really enjoying this series, thanks :)

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  2. Love / Loveable seems an appropriate title / topic.How about Like / Likeable, there is or can be a difference. We do want our children to be Happy, healthy individuals. What do they like, what makes them feel good? They are part of our life, and part of the community. How do they participate within their community? Are they assisted in being involved with the community? Does the community have needs which needs addressed in order to allow / enable the children and adults to be involved / included?

    Rachel Craig

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