Saturday, 30 October 2010

Random Autistic Words

Lyla come out with lots of random words and phrases, some bizarre, some uncannily revealing.

Here are some from the last day or two:
  • Autistic children x-ray you when they blink
  • Mummy likes dancing to the F-word
  • All the Gangsters shop in JD (sports) don't they?
  • Autism kids need a bit of TV to keep them going
  • Autism kids have x-ray eyes and can see into space- did you know that mum?
  • Mum- plasticene is something to squeeze
She also makes up words- today's new words are: 'Sandermation'- means 'a stupid man shot himself while his gun was loaded but the Americans shot him a year before', 'Protts' meaning a 'special plasticene for stress'

It reminds me of when my grandad had Alzheimers- a lot of what he said didn't make any sense, but the odd phrase made me see into his world with complete clarity.

Lyla often talks in a bizarre way and on the surface it makes little sense, but strung together, these snippets give me a lot of help in seeing how her mind works.

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On a related topic, we're taking part in a photography project about how autistic children see the world. We've been asked to take part by the producers of a film about autism as part of their research into how autistic people view the world.

Having already co-authored the Living With Autism art project earlier this year, it will be interesting to see if we can spot any autistic specialities in the photos taken by Mya and Lyla.

Apparently, some of the other autistic children in the project have produced photos of linear objects and buildings which are remarkably similar.

So far, Lyla, who is studying The Romans at school is obsessing over mosaics and is spotting them literally everywhere, so we are building up a bit of a picture library of tiny tiles. Watch this space for more info.

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Apologies for the lack of posting, I think I've alluded to this before, but I've been suffering from stress quite badly these last few months. Hopefully things'll pick up soon.

Finally, if you liked my last post about kids behaving badly, check out this hilarious one from US autism blogger Lynn Beware: Child With Autism at Large, a side-splittingly funny take on how to deal with gawpers.
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