Raising children with autism:- Why the smallest steps are massive!

As the school summer holidays are fast approaching, I feel that it’s timely to reflect on The Square Peg’s achievements this past year. What a year it’s been for our little Tasmanian Devil. We were very fortunate to be offered a place for him in a fabulous special needs school that he started after October…

The Square Peg checks out….The Minehead Grand Prix!

The weekend of the 22nd June was the Minehead Grand Prix which took place in…well…Minehead. The activities on offer this weekend were family athletics and closed circuit bike racing through the town. The reason we were going here for the weekend was so that the Square Pegs brother Matthew could compete in a bike race…

The Square Peg checks out….Warwick Castle

During half term we decided to use our Tesco Clubcard vouchers and have a day out at Warwick Castle. I can hand on heart say that it is a fantastic day out and if you haven’t been you should go. Yes, even if you have a Square Peg because they will love it. It is…

An open letter from one Autism Mum to another.

Dear Autism Mum, There’s a lovely quote I’ve seen on social media recently ‘Autism is a journey I never planned but I sure do love my tour guide.’ This quote has really resonated with me, you see, it’s taken me nearly three years to come to terms with my son having autism. I spent a…

The Square Peg reviews…..The Devon County Show 2019

As I’ve written in previous posts my aim of this blog is to raise more public understanding of Autism so that Square Pegs and their families feel that they can go out without fear of being tutted at or shushed when the Square Peg has a meltdown in the middle of the Food and Drink…

The Square Peg reviews……The Mighty Magnifier.

The Square Peg and his older brother just love being outdoors so we jumped at the opportunity to review part of the outdoor range from Learning Resources UK. We chose to review the Mighty Magnifier. The Square Peg is such a budding little explorer/feral child and loves picking up twigs, leaves and flowers from the…

The Story of the Square Peg and the Tooth Fairy

This is the story of the Square Peg and the Tooth Fairy……a story that Mummy Square Peg had never really thought would even be a story…. Are you sitting comfortably? Then I’ll begin…. The story began around two weeks ago when we first noticed that our Square Peg had a wobbly tooth. He was a…