Category Archives: Fight For Your Rights

The Lost Man


A battle waged A young man lost Three families mourn The tragic cost

Posted in 2013, About The Carer, Autism, Avenging Angel, Beurocracy, Carers, Emotional Pain, Family, Fight For Your Rights, Fighting For Justice, Foster Carers, I Love Autism Kids, In-Laws, Life Plans, My Son, Neurological, Proud Parent Of An Autistic Child, Psychiatric, Rant, Real Life Horror, Refusing To Be Beaten, Tenacity, The Little Person Matters | 19 Comments

A Street Cat Named Bob


Synopsis: The true story of one man and his cat. James Bowen discovered the injured ginger tom just inside the entrance to his sheltered housing block. A lonely busker who had spent ten years on the streets and was nursing … Continue reading

Posted in A Street Cat Named Bob, Accomplishments, Adapting, Addiction, Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life, Angels In Disguise, Animals, Big Issue Magazine, Book, Busking, Choose Life, Facebook, Fight For Your Rights, Hope, James Bowen | 14 Comments

School Bus Special Needs Worker Chokes Autistic Boy As Driver Laughs


I don’t often check the Google alerts that I’ve set up, but in this case I am very glad I did, because this is a stark reminder that people like my son – people like me – are victimised and … Continue reading

Posted in Abuse, Abusive Behaviour, Attitudes, Autism, Autistic Behaviours, Autistic Meltdown, Bullying, Carers, Cruelty, Fear, Fight For Your Rights, Harrassment, I Love Autism Kids, Injuries, Media, Neurological, Pack Mentality, Proud Parent Of An Autistic Child, Proud To Be Autistic, Proud To Be Me, Rant, Real Life Horror, Violence, Vulnerability | 35 Comments

“So; Aren’t Epilepsy And Autism Brain Diseases?”


If I had a penny for every time I’d been asked this question I would own the Bahamas and perhaps Singapore by now. I am always shocked by the level of ignorance when it comes to neurological conditions. I’m sorry, … Continue reading

Posted in "Mutants", Acceptance, Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life, Autism, Autism Awareness, Epilepsy, Epilepsy Awareness, Fight For Your Rights, Health, Heightened Awareness, Hyperacusis, Hyperkenesis, Injuries, Love, Marriage, Neurological, Not A Supermarket Tomato, Pack Mentality, Proud To Be Autistic, Proud To Be Me, Seizures, Self, Self-worth, The Ignorance Of Strangers | 11 Comments

Gypsy Road – Part Two


How Did I Meet My Ex-Husband Anyway? He was on a street corner late at night, guitar in hand and singing his heart out. A lonely busker, out past midnight in the hope that clubbers would drop him some money.

Posted in Abusive Behaviour, Acceptance, Adapting, Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life, Fear, Fight For Your Rights, Hidden Homeless, Homelessness, Living On The Edge, Marriage, Memories, Positivity, Proud To Be Me, Refusing To Be Beaten, Romany Gypsy, Self, Strength, Tales Of The Rambling Rose, Tenacity, Travel, Travelling | 19 Comments

Carers, Stress And Human Rights


Look at the man in this picture. He is tired; he is stressed; he is isolated. He simply cannot take any more strain alone. He, like my husband, is a carer to someone – his needs ignored or put behind … Continue reading

Posted in 2012, Autism, Autism Awareness, Beurocracy, Born This Way, Carers, Disability, EDNOS, Epilepsy, Epilepsy Action, Family, Fight For Your Rights, Health, Illness, Love, Money, Neurological, Proud To Be Autistic, Proud To Be Me, Psychiatric, Psychological, Seizures, Status Epilepticus | 5 Comments

Pinterest: A Suitable Platform For Autism Education?


The Autism Positivity Flash Blog event was an excellent idea. There were so many moving, heartwarming stories to read, and many new friends were made amongst the Autistic Blogging Community. People are still retweeting these stories (thanks for the mention … Continue reading

Posted in 2012, Acceptance, Anxiety, Attitudes, Autism, Autism Awareness, Autism Awareness Flash Blog Event, Fight For Your Rights, Frankenstein, Neurological, Positivity, Tenacity, Writing | 10 Comments

Autism, China In Your Hand And Frankenstein’s Creation


Following on from yesterday’s Flashblog event for Autism Awareness month (and submissions are still flooding in), a friend mentioned this morning that she loves T’Pau’s China In Your Hand because it was playing at the exact moment that her son … Continue reading

Posted in 2012, Adapting, Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life, Autism, Autism Awareness, Disability, Doctor Who, Fight For Your Rights, Frankenstein, Navel Gazing, Positivity, Refusing To Be Beaten, Rumination, T'Pau, Teenaged Years, Tenacity | 17 Comments

Hi from InkAshlings


I realise it is neither Sunday nor time for me to guest post but as I am going on holiday for three weeks from this Sunday coming, I thought I had better pop into Tribble Towers territory and say “Hi.” … Continue reading

Posted in Autism, Fight For Your Rights, Ink Ashlings, Maureen's Guest Blog Spot, Sunday Writer | 2 Comments

Sticking It To The Man


Not long ago I promised an account of the oral surgery that I’ve mentioned here, and what I had to go through to achieve my goal. Here is the account in full, with dates and days obviously updated – my … Continue reading

Posted in Beurocracy, English Hospitals, Fight For Your Rights, NHS, Refusing To Be Beaten, The Little Person Matters | Leave a comment