Jodie Isitt

Chapter 6 – I was going out of my mind.

Chapter 5 consisted of us being referred and discharged immediately from community paediatricians and made to jump through hoops, consisting of parenting courses. My daughter was deemed a child that was an extreme version of normal – who had tiny traits of autism, which would eventually go away. After I had received the report from …

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Chapter 12 – Lack Of Evidence Meant She Wasn’t ‘Severe’ Enough

The Local Authority had decided that Lola didn’t need an assessment and the letter would explain more. When the letter arrived it stated that: Lola’s special educational needs are not severe enough to be able to grant her an assessment. And due to LACK of evidence provided by the school they wouldn’t be assessing but …

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Chapter 11 – Introducing PDA On Diagnosis Day

Okay so I know I say this every single chapter and it’s probably getting a bit repetitive now – but it’s true – things got worse. We well and truly hit rock bottom going into 2014. Lola’s behaviour was erratic, it’s like she didn’t care about anyone. She didn’t care about other peoples feelings, there …

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Chapter 10 – SPD – What’s That?

After the horrendous hospital visit we had with Connie after using the crèche at the parenting course I had no qualms in phoning the people from the parenting course and telling them I wouldn’t be back, and also the people who organised it too.   I was so annoyed at the whole situation of being …

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Chapter 7 – The Nanny’s Perspective on Autism

So we carried on, we had to just get through it; my daughter was still up every single night about 20-30 minutes after she’s fallen asleep and every half hour thereafter until the early hours. It was awful; I hardly ever had any sleep. Just one night I would have liked, but still, she wouldn’t …

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