It wasn’t until Arie was about 18 months I started to notice some differences. He was happy and cheeky but also very reluctant to socialise with other children. I had worked with children with additional needs for my entire working career but I never really considered having one myself.Read More
She’s been labelled with ADHD, anxiety and defiance, but it’s not their fault, it’s just they don’t realise. These children are rebel lights in our world.Read More
The ancient superstition that bad things come in 3’s has stuck with us through the ages.
The THREE, these big bad three events that happened in our lives...I am reminded that along with the bad, there is a great deal of good. Our family got through some of the most difficult times and came out stronger and more resilient than ever. We fought the fight, never gave up hope and WE WON!
When asked to share my story, it’s hard to know where to begin and what to share. How do I articulate what it’s like to be told that my perfectly healthy, beautiful two-year-old son had a brain tumor?Read More
How could our perfect precious boy have something “wrong with him?” We started researching ASD and what the next steps were. When you have a child you want to give them the world. You want to “fix” everything that could ever possibly go wrong for them. Embarking on this journey was so very painful because we couldn’t fix Mason.Read More
People always think because he has Autism he will have a special, extraordinary talent or gift he’s mastered in the form of Art, Math, Music etc. Well he hasn’t found his yet. Not to say he won’t, but contrary to popular belief, not every person with Autism is a Rain Man. One of my favorite sayings is “If you’ve met one person with Autism, you’ve met one person with Autism”.Read More
When you see this picture of my son Jack, what do you see? Do you see a carefree, 6 year old boy? Do you see a happy kid ready to take a plunge? What you don’t see is the road that it took to get us here.Read More