Aspects of Autism

I began this blog with a desire to depict in some small way the experience of living with autism in the family. I wanted to convey some of the emotions we felt as parents of a child with special needs; the challenges, frustrations and fears of living with something that we have no experience of and no clear view of what to expect from in the future; the joys and hilarity brought to us by our wonderful and quirky child; the sadness of watching his struggle to bend the world to his will, to fit in where he could and his growing realisation that he is different; the pride in each achievement; the sheer unadulterated love and sometimes the despair and feeling of hollow inadequacy for the task. I felt a need to express myself, to reach out, to connect, to educate and hopefully to help other parents asking themselves the…

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