I just like flamingos.

Overdosing Brain Cells With Stuff is Bad

This post is co-authored by the lovely science geek and bowling shark, Linda Tock. Advertisements

11 December, 2012 · 10 Comments

Bad Blogger

I know I’ve been rubbish lately and I promise a Pwd update soon. The boy’s been a bit of a handful lately

10 December, 2012 · 4 Comments

Reasons Not To Mess With an Autism Mom

Every so often a list goes around Facebook usually stuff like this one that found its way to me recently

20 November, 2012 · 41 Comments

Autismum at Skeptoid

As well as posts about the Pwd and my usual rants and raves about things autism and vaccine related, you can now, if you so choose, get more Autismum every … Continue reading

12 November, 2012 · 2 Comments

Autistics Speaking Day 2012

Well, the Pwd doesn’t have any words at the moment but he does have an awful lot of soul!

1 November, 2012 · 6 Comments

Amber Teething Necklaces

This is an off topic rant and probably more Vaximom’s territory. It has nothing to do with autism, vaccines

29 October, 2012 · 71 Comments

I am Autistic and I am Tired.

One of the most popular posts on this blog is Steve Summer’s 10 Tips on How to Communicate with Autistic People.

25 October, 2012 · 12 Comments

The Pwd’s Progress

Yesterday evening, hubby and I went to our little Pwdin’s school to discuss his IEP (individual education plan) and IBP (individual behaviour plan).

17 October, 2012 · 14 Comments

Self Injurious Behaviors

I’m putting a link up to this blog post because I think it is hugely important. “Self injurious behaviors (SIBs) are often cited by those who view autism as a … Continue reading

9 October, 2012

Cameras in Special Needs Classrooms

Tara Heidinger’s campaign to put cameras into special needs classrooms is gaining momentum.

10 September, 2012 · 3 Comments

Akian’s Story

A guest post by Chris McKee further highlighting the need for cameras in special needs classrooms

10 September, 2012 · 4 Comments

Back to School – Phew!

Tuesday saw the Pwdin go start back at school. This year he will attend full time and I’ve got to be honest I am so grateful.

9 September, 2012 · 4 Comments

Your Baby’s Best Shot

Your Baby’s Best Shot: Why Vaccines are Safe and Save Lives by Stacy Mintzer Herlihy & E. Allison Hagood

5 September, 2012 · 48 Comments

“You can’t possibly know…”

Just in case it may have escaped anyone’s attention but I support vaccinating children on time, every time.

29 August, 2012 · 55 Comments


The wonderful, inimitable and take no prisoners lady who is Vaximom now has her very own Facebook page where she will be Crushing anti-intellectualism in a single bound. Often and … Continue reading

24 August, 2012

Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff

One of the most popular posts on this blog is Steve Summer’s 10 Tips on How to Communicate with Autistic People.

24 August, 2012 · 2 Comments

Parenting Girls on the Autism Spectrum – a review

Parenting Girls on the Autism Spectrum by Eileen Riley-Hall 

20 August, 2012 · 4 Comments

Guggie and her Gaggle

I know that this is off the usual topics of autism, Pwd, quackery and, most recently builders but

19 August, 2012 · 11 Comments

And the winner is…

Thanks everyone who took part in my little competition. It seems you’d like to see more rants and more of Pwdin. I can do that.

18 August, 2012 · 3 Comments


On one hand, I’m finding it hard to believe that Autismum is a year old today.

18 August, 2012 · 17 Comments

Growing Children – Autism

Broadcast 13th August BBC 4. Available on BBC iPlayer until the 3rd September 2012.

14 August, 2012 · 9 Comments

Win a Cwtch

Autismum will be a year old on the 18th August. To celebrate, here’s a chance to win a cwtch from the Pwdin.

13 August, 2012 · 35 Comments

ReBlog: Kassiane’s open letter

I’m sure that, by now, many of you will have signed Rachel Cohen-Rottenberg’s petition

25 July, 2012

The Garden is Done!

The video you (well, we at least) have all been waiting for…

21 July, 2012 · 7 Comments

Pwdin’s School Year

Tuesday was the Pwdin’s last day of school this academic year. Seems two minutes ago I was crying my heart out packing his bag for his first day.  He was … Continue reading

18 July, 2012 · 11 Comments

Guggie, You Make Me Gaggie.

Guest post by Vaximom* The opinions of guest bloggers are their own but ones I share. In the case of this post, however, I must go further. As a mother … Continue reading

9 July, 2012 · 48 Comments

The Garden part 3

A further update on the progress of making the garden Pwdin friendly. Yes, my house is a mess!

25 June, 2012 · 2 Comments

The Garden part 2

Frustration, infuriation and plenty of other annoyingness! Still not much of a change but we’re getting there far more slowly than should be necessary but we are making some progress.

19 June, 2012 · 6 Comments

Happy Father’s Day

Happy fathers day to all you wonderful dads out there and a happy fathers day to all you ladies who are mammy and daddy to your little monsters and little … Continue reading

17 June, 2012 · 3 Comments

What Drowning Looks Like

It’s the weekend and we’re all hoping for good weather. The Summer holidays are on their way too. It’s a sad statistic but one of the leading causes of death … Continue reading

15 June, 2012 · 2 Comments

Three cheers for Pwdin’s Ladies

The first time Aunty M came to take my little Pwdin for a three hour respite session I blubbed like a baby. Hubby and I had met Aunty M and … Continue reading

14 June, 2012 · 10 Comments




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