Saturday, 1 October 2016

The A-Z Of Autism - O 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 N is for and I got some fab inclusions from other autism parents. This time is O is For.....

Obsessions

Suggested By Our World And Autism, A Blog About Raising My Autistic Son, Rainbows Are Too Beautiful. I think this is a given for most autism families, whether it be with programmes. routines even certain types of clothing. For us, the obsessions fall into Formula One for Mr L, Wrestling For Mr C and routine and order for Miss S.

Oppositional
Suggested By Stephs 2 Girls - Check out her post on The Difference Between PDA and ODD

Overwhelmed

Suggested By Someones Mum - This word can relate to your child, life can be overwhelming for a child on the spectrum, Just getting through a day can be tiresome and leave them feeling overwhelmed. It can also be used to describe parenting a child on the spectrum, medical appointments, diagnoses, medical terminology, dealing with behaviour and lack of sleep to name a few!

Ordinary

Suggested By Autism Mumma - As in no day is ordinary and no 2 days are the same as each other.

Over-Priced

Suggested By Brody Me and GDD - Take a look at her post The Special Needs Price Tag

Organised/Order

Suggested By Cherish The Nonsense, A Blog About Raising My Autistic Son, Ojos World & First Time Valley Mam - I can wholeheartedly agree with this one, our life is organised to military precision, even the weekends. Structure, routine and organisation are key! Have a read of Lovely Obsessions from Rainbows Are Too Beautiful

Offensive

Suggested By Loobes Life- As In swearing when asked the most simple question. This is currently my life, dealing with a moody, hormonal pre-teen.

Overlooked
Suggested By Missy B & Family - So many children with hidden disabilities are overlooked. Even when they are diagnosed it can be a nightmare trying to get people to listen and understand.

Obscure
Suggested By MotherGeek - Autism definitely obscures reality!

Odd

Suggested By Faith Mummy - My children can appear so different to others with flapping, spinning, unusual noises and still wearing nappies, and sadly this is how people often see them.

Are there any other O's you can think of that could be added? If so do leave them all below in the comments. I will be back again soon with the next post, which will be P is for.......
Thanks For Reading
Mandy
xx

3 comments:

  1. Another great post from you great way to increase awareness
    I'm learning so much

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  2. Over-Priced, I would like to see a suuccessive Campaign in regards to that ISSUE. As Disability, and aim we are told is to aim for the Disabled person to be Enabled :- Equal to Able Person. Also if for Health, Disability :- Then what about Tax Reduction / Tax Exemption.

    Seems much, much more is needed to be done for the Disabled, and possibly more so :- Those with a Hidden Disability.

    Rachel Craig

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  3. Never really thought aboutcthe over priced tag until i read about it
    It is a very big issue
    Hope this gets reviewed and changed

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