There’s something you should know about me…


There’s something you need to know about me…

I’m just going to come out with it…I’m a little bit of Christmas fanatic.

(Lie. I’m a total Christmas fanatic!)

If I had my way our home would be a magical Christmas grotto now, but my partner Drew prefers the ‘classier, minimalistic decorations’. So we compromise.

If there’s one thing that bugs more than anything around this time of year (the most wonderful time of the year!) It’s the irritating moaning people who say…

“It’s too early for Christmas stuff!”

“It’s a waste of money.”

“It’s the same rubbish every year.”


I mean why are they complaining?

I don’t get it.

Shops put Christmas things on sale so early because…. They sell!

It happens every year and I personally think these people should suck it up and get used to it!

(And stop ruining our Christmas cheer!)

This got me thinking…

How much of life do we just expect children with autism to just ‘get used to’…

And how much do they struggle with this concept?

Personally, I’m very back and forth with the idea of children with autism just ‘getting used to the world because it ain’t changing’.

I mean doesn’t it make sense to help children with autism understand our confusing world rather than expect them to ‘just get used to it’…?

Like by…

Providing a child with a marked calendar to help them understand when their granny is coming to visit.

Or by teaching the instructions and rules to ‘stuck in the mud’ at home so it isn’t so daunting playing it on the school playground.

Or by giving relaxation time to let them ‘just be’ to prevent overload.

These are just small things that can make a huge difference in an autistic child’s world. After all it never hurt to give someone a helping hand along the way.

(And what better time to help someone than at Christmas!)

While you’re here…

In the next few days, I’m launching a brand new program for parents and carers who want my 1 on 1 support to help their autistic child thrive in every area of their development.

If you want to be one of the first to hear about it, click the link below and put yourself on the priority notification list.

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Speak with you soon, until then

Live every moment, Love beyond words and make a difference today…

Emma Ottaway

The Ambitious Autism Ambassador

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