Still here

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I know I haven’t published a blog post in over a month but there is a good reason for that.

Around the time I published my last post things my wife and I had recently moved house and were still getting settled in.  What I failed to mention as I didn’t want anything to go wrong is that back in January of this year my wife found that she as pregnant.

Now if fast forward nine months to now and my wife and I are now the proud, all be it exhausted parents of a beautiful baby girl.  She was born September 8th at 9:24am, weighing in 6lb 7oz.

She has a name and it was the only one we were ever certain on.  I won’t reveal what it is and I won’t be including any pictures in posts, just because unfortunately as I am sure you are all too well aware there are some not very nice people out there shall we say.

Just a quick update as to why I have been quiet.

I thank you to everyone who has taken the time to read this post and previous ones.

 

The Power of Pets

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Let’s talk about pets?  They are as much a part of the family as mum and dad.  We will do anything to ensure that they are safe and healthy.

As well as ensuring that our pets are safe and healthy we also confide them and use them in part as a counsellor and therapist. This further re-enforces the love we have for our pets and their place within the family.  This is particularly if a family member has autism.

 

Pets can be very supportive of someone who has autism.  They will protect them from hurting themselves during meltdowns.

They can also help someone with autism deal with change or transition.  It is the help with change transition that prompted me to write this post in first place.

The last big change I experienced was moving out of parents house and living independently with my now wife.  It was a big step and I found it strange and quite difficult experience.  I did appreciate the space, quiet and general freedom but missed the presence of the pets.  

I had resided myself to the possibility that I would probably not have animals in my house for a very long time but that turned out not to be the case.

After living independently for about 6 months we moved house. It was at this point that my decided on a whim to take back ownership of her cat.

This actually, really helped me with my transition to living independently.  Having our cat around made the surroundings a lot more familiar to me.  This, in turn, made the whole moving out process easier for me.

We have since gone on to adopt another cat who was only a kitten when we first got her.  Away from making my surroundings feel more familiar they also make a house a home. 

I know it wasn’t a very long post but let me say thank you for taking the time to read it.

How to be a good friend

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Do you have a friend with Asperger Syndrome?  Unsure of how you can be a good or a better friend to them?  Read my post to find out how you form a good friendship.

To be a good friend to someone who has Asperger Syndrome is quite straight forward.  The biggest thing you can do is be understanding.  What I mean by understanding is always remember that people with Asperger Syndrome may find certain environments overwhelming, because of how bright the lights are or how loud the music is.

They will appreciate consistency.  This will most likely mean they prefer to activities that are familiar as they will know what to expect. Following on from this being consistent will go a long way in your friendship benicar 20 mg.  If you want somebody with Asperger Syndrome to try something new then you will need to let them set the pace for doing any activity that is new or unfamiliar.

If you are understanding of the challenges that are faced by people who have Asperger Syndrome you will also be patient.  This quality will go a long way in building a long lasting friendship.

Your friendship will most likely be one-sided.  This will mean that your friend with Asperger Syndrome won’t proactively keep in touch.  This is nothing personal but you might have to be the one who takes responsibility maintain contact.

So those are just a few of ways to of how you can be a good friend to someone who has Asperger Syndrome.

Before I sign off always remember that you may very well be that person’s only friend. I say this from experience as an adult with Asperger Syndrome.

Thanks for taking the time to read this post.