Supporting reading and writing difficulties in Roll for Growth

Many young people are enjoying roleplaying games like Dungeons & Dragons. Many who access Roll for Growth are autistic, and sometimes may need a little extra support with elements of the game. Filling out a whole character sheet can be a daunting process! Understanding that this may be a sensitive topic for some, I’ve madeContinue reading “Supporting reading and writing difficulties in Roll for Growth”

The resilience of autism parents: Things that inspire me

So this weekend I saw an advertisement for a “supporting parents of children with autism” class, and I was intrigued! I am a parent of a child with autism – I’d love to know more. So I booked in, and I’m waiting to do it. In the meantime – I wanted to hear from otherContinue reading “The resilience of autism parents: Things that inspire me”

What to do when your kid comes out

So your child has come out to you. What do you do now? You support them. Nothing has changed about them, they’re getting to live more openly. They may however start being victimised by others and will need your care and support. You believe them. Kids are prone to phases, sure. Its how they grow,Continue reading “What to do when your kid comes out”

In support of others

This #mentalhealthmonday, lets talk about our loved ones. Supporting those we’re close to is a big topic that requires a lot of care, so I’ll likely make several posts on this topic. We can start, though, on what to do when we notice changes in our loved ones, and asking if they’re okay. Sometimes weContinue reading “In support of others”

Reach out? Or let in?

Are you strong enough to reach out? To let someone in? You are? I knew you could be. It’s hard. Its a different sort of challenge – to learn that there are people that you can let your guard down for. To let them in and know you as you feel you are. Leaving ourContinue reading “Reach out? Or let in?”