Tuesday, 27 January 2009

Shrek Rap - The Single. Brought to life.

Another night for me to remember.
And what a night!!

DJ Kirkby’s double book launch of her new book 'From Zaftig to Aspie' and her partner Christopher King’s new book ‘Motorbikes, ducks and crispy sweet apples’. It was a wonderful evening listening to readings, drinking complementary peach champagne, meeting other bloggers and listening to a live jazz band.


But for me the high light of the evening (which all came about by chance) was seeing Daren Callow performing the rap that I had written (my very first blog post). It was quite overwhelming to hear my words come to life. I hope you enjoy it - if you do you can find details on Daren’s blog here or website of how you can buy it. Any money made is to go to charity.


Yes thats me signing copies! If you would like to win one let me know and i will put your names in a hat.





Other news. This may not come as a surprise to some. I have decided to take C out of his group home. It is not what I want for him and no amount of talking to them has changed anything. Of course this is not straight forward (hence I have been quiet). And after a very near miss in my local shopping centre last week when part of the ceiling collapsed onto the table and chairs my friend and I had been sitting at only moments before. (We had moved to a table nearer to where C was stimming as he feet watched.) It has made me even more determined not to waste time. C needs to be somewhere I have confidence in.
Valuing people now: a new three-year strategy for people with learning disabilities is now out and highlights all the things i have been saying to Cs home.
I will keep you posted.


Some of you may have seen on my Faces of Autism blog that I have at last added C along with my 3 year old nephew. I’m finding it very difficult not to overload my sister with info! But it is really good to hear the vast difference in attitudes of professionals and services that are around compared to when C was diagnosed. However there is still room for improvement!






Like this new advertising campaign. It certainly doesn't help new parents like my sister or autistic people themselves. Sharon over at The Voyage (and others) are asking for support to get this ad cancelled. The new campaign by Action for Children TV advertisement portrays autism as a monster to be defeated, a monster with the nice well behaved boy trapped inside. Please pop over to Sharon’s to see what you can do to help.

I have also made an appointment to see my MP about the Autism Bill to try and urge him to support this bill. You can email your support here.

And as they say "That's a rap!"

118 comments:

Traceytreasure said...

I was wondering what you'd been up to. Wow! I'm so glad that you weren't hurt in the close call.

I've never had peach champagne, I might have to try that one of these days.
I'm so excited about C's CD! I love the picture of you signing them!!
Congrats on taking him out of the home. I can only imagine how hard it's been for you having him there.

Kind regards, best wishes, big hugs and love, T

Debs said...

I shall go and check out all your links now.

Sorry to hear that the home hasn't turned out as well as it could have done for C, but relieved that you and your friend weren't hurt when that ceiling fell down. How frightening that must have been for you all.

Jade said...

Wow! Than is sooooo awesome. I wish you could see the smile on my face after reading this post! Yay! What an awesome experience! You so deserve to have these moments in life :-)

I hope it opens huge doors and wonderful windows for you, C, and all of those affected by spectrum disorder.

Yay for you my friend! :-)

Lady in red said...

Hi it was wonderful meeting you last night, sorry I had to rush off suddenly, my mum was getting tired.

I have played my copy of Shrek Rap several times and copied it onto my laptop. OJ & ET listened to it and read the words last night too but I was too tired to explain it to them properly then.

I hope everything works out for you and C.

hugs

LiR

Lane said...

Gosh, look at you signing there! It must have been great seeing it performed.

I really hope you find the right place for C. The shopping centre new miss sounded awful and I can see how that would sharpen your determination (not that you've ever been lacking:-)

Off to check all your links. All the best to you and C.

DJ Kirkby said...

Hi
Last night was so wonderful and made even better by having you (and everyone else who came to support us)there. There were several people crying as they listened to Daren perform your rap and the whole experience was quite special. xo

teeni said...

I'm not surprised about the home, I have to say. It was obvious to me that you weren't feeling comfortable with the way things were going there. It's really too bad because of all he work you had done ahead to try and find a good spot for C to be. I'm just thankful that you were able to have some good memories with C while he was there so it wasn't all for naught. I wholly support your decision. In other news, I am glad to see a picture of C on the autism pages site. He is such a handsome boy (young man), as is your cute little nephew. It's nice to "meet" them. I also want to mention that if one of your goals with your blog was to make people think differently about autism, that it is a success because you have certainly made me think more about it and differently. I hope that ad does get cancelled - that just doesn't seem like a good way to display autism at all. Keep doing good things, Casdok. You are an inspiration.

deb said...

I'm so sorry that C's group home didn't work out but I also know that as his mother you need to trust your gut. I hope you'll be able to find a wonderful place for him to live. Take care sweetie.

Maggie May said...

I was wondering where you were.
Glad to hear you will be taking C out of the care home that can't be bothered to cut his toenails. Hope you find something very much more suitable.
Great photos.
looking forward to hearing what happens. I wish you luck.

JoyMama said...

Powerful, powerful stuff. Congratulations on a most excellent rap, and also on your decision about C's group home. Good luck as you assemble whatever is next -- will be watching for updates.

bobbie said...

I have seen C and J on Faces of Autism. Your nephew is adorable.

What a night for you! Wow! I have a second blog, really just for myself, mostly just songs that I like, so I can go to hear them easily whenever I want to - and I have copied both your first blog - all the words - and the video with Daren Callow, to it. I'm sure I will visit it frequently. I loved the words before, when I first read them. I hope that is OK with you, since it isn't a public blog.

I haven't followed your other links yet,but of course, I will.

I think I am pleased to hear you have removed C from the group home, although it may mean more problems for you in caring for him or finding him another place. I'm sure you will deal with it as you have in the past, with love, courage and good sense. Only you can really know what he needs most. I think of you often.

Cheri said...

Ceilings have been crashing down around you for a long time, haven't they? You not only always come out fighting, but making way for huge improvements. Finding a home for C will be no different. Now that you have experienced a group home situation, you will be better equipped to find the right one. We live and learn.

It sounds like the UK is starting to make some legistlation that will go a long way in helping people of all abilities function better in society. That's how it starts. Once society becomes exposed, they fear subsides and everyone begins to learn to get along with each other. There is a long way to go yet, but we will get there.

I predict that you will continue to experience many more awesome nights! and days.

Melissa said...

Yikes on the ceiling fall! I read about the advertising campaign on Kev Leitch's blog, ugh!

Good luck with C in his transition out of the group home. Hugs to you during it and may everyone come out of this upcoming change with much peace.

Mrs. C said...

I'm sorry you had to go through that with C. I hope you find a spot in a good place very, very soon.

And what a terrible ad! I'd say something coherent except this big anger monster has eaten me up and stolen all coherent thought. :p

I had to listen to the video all the way through. GREAT job, and I love where he put the pauses in the music if you know what I mean...!

G is 13 and Woodjie is two and I see a LOT of difference in how children are treated by medical professionals. We still have a ways to go though. :]

claire p said...

I got very cross with the daily mail for an article they published the other week, as you know. I will be going back to your links. This is all still a bit new to us and so far we have only had positive experiences. I wish it could be the same for everyone.

Sass E-mum said...

I had hoped the home was going to work out. You sound relieved to have made the decision, so I'm glad.

I'm listening to rap - how cool is that!

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

I applaud you for following your gut instinct on C. I hope you find a better situation soon. It's always inspiring to read what you're up to!

Akelamalu said...

I wondered where you'd got to!

Congrats on the Rap CD - you must be thrilled. :)

I had a feeling you would be moving C, I got the feeling you were never really happy with the place and of course you must do the best for C. Hope it's not too difficult to move him. x

frogpondsrock said...

Good Luck with finding a new place for C which meets both your needs..

It is sad that in the 21st century we still have a very 'Victorian' attitude towards children in that they should be seen and not heard and definately be perfect little robots at all times.. *Sigh*

All the best, and I enjoyed 'your rap' woohoo.. xoxox Kim

~Mama Skates~ said...

that is soooo awesome! love the rap! i'd also LOVE to go in the drawing for a CD - too cool!

menopausaloldbag (MOB) said...

Amazing how you are so very active for autism and making a difference. You must have felt like the dogs b**locks signing those copies! What a great thing to happen. Good luck with C being home and what a great mammy you are woman.

You should set fire to that autism ad in front of your MP.

Paulene Angela said...

Oh so happy to see you back blogging. Will call back again, I want to listen to the rap.

Why am I not surprised regarding the home! call it my intuition, the signs were there. I am going through the same "wake up call" with my son's school, I think it is something that us parents detect, we observe all those little signals, I believe we give the benefit of the doubt and more, we meet more than half way, and then we form solid conclusions, that cannot be ignored, that cannot be placed on the back shelf, we need to fight for what we believe is in the best interest of our loved ones. It's like when I am interviewing for staff and my boss says "what type of person are you looking for" and I say "I would like someone that knows how to give and is not always looking for what he/she can take. Will call by again a.s.a.p.

Nea said...

Rock on Cazdok!

Tough decision about the home, but you have done what you can. I hope you find somewhere soon that's a lot better.

Trixie said...

I sooooo wish I was able to make it last night and finally meet you and DJ (I've met Daren and LiR before). I'm also so chuffed Dazza did the song for you!!!!

I'll go over to Dazza's and buy the cd (if that's where I get it from? Will look proper in a mo, lol)

Joeymom said...

Wow, lots of moving and shaking over there. That ad has my blood pressure up. :P

Beth said...

You sound so busy, engaged and enthused. All wonderful.
Best of luck finding a new place for C. (And mothers do know what's best...)

citizen of the world said...

Awesome song! And you're right, the ad is not helpful.

Joy said...

Amazing song, glad to hear an update from you. I hope you find a better place for C.

Warty Mammal said...

Oh, goodness.

I'll echo everyone else's comments and say that I am so glad you and your friend weren't hurt!

Good for you for trusting your gut. You researched, you gave the group home a chance, you did what you could to make it work. It sounds as though they simply weren't taking care of business, and C was distressed there.

I hope that coming to this decision, even though it's been a matter of anguish and opens up new practical issues (and exhaustion!), will give you some measure of mental relief.

Wishing you and C (a very handsome young man, by the way!) all the best.

Flea said...

WOW. You've been very busy. And it's good and sad to hear that you're moving C. I hope you find the perfect place for him, one with which you'll be content as well.

Tanya @ Teenautism said...

That video is simply amazing! Truly an awesome performance with your words.

I'll be thinking of you as you look for options for C. Love to both of you.

Honeysuckle said...

I'm so sorry to hear that the home didn't improve - have you got somewhere else in mind?
But having your rap made into a CD!...you're a star!!

It can't be just coincidence can it that so many families have more than one autistic/Aspie member?

DJ Kirkby said...

I forgot to say that there are a couple of very (very, very, very)good homes here that you might be interested in for C. I will try and find links and email them to you, if not then I will walk round and get some leaflets from them. xo
I can't say anything about the ad as I am too angry at the moment, how very dare they make a mockery of my life?

toady said...

Your strength and determination are awesome. If I wore a hat I'd take it off to you.

bullet said...

Sorry the home hasn't worked out. I hope you can find somewhere where C will be happy and cared for properly.
Pleased you were ok at the shopping centre.

rainbowmummy said...

crying with joy at 9am, that is all.

Rosie said...

as always, I am uplifted by your energy and determination.

Life is now...as witnessed by collapsing walls and the big boot liable to descend crushingly from the sky at any moment.

If anyone can find the right place for C it is surely you...

Norah said...

Sorry to hear that the place where C was living wasn't willing or able to change to be the right kind of place, where C could be happy.

I would love the chance to win a copy of C's rap. Unfortunately I cannot spare any money at all now on anything that isn't necessary spending (rent, insurance, doctor visist, etc.) I will try to buy one if and when I have money to spare again.

Valuing People Now looks awesome indeed. Here's to hoping it will work out as well as it looks.

With assistance of ASAN, I have sent out letters to protest the campaign by Action For Children. I hope it will help.

Crystal Jigsaw said...

Congratulations on the rap launch. And I'm so jealous that I wasn't with you at DJ's book launch.

I've seen the advert. I was stunned into silence.

CJ xx

Elizabethd said...

That must be a very hard decision for you to have taken. I so hope you will find somewhere better suited to his needs.

Kit Courteney said...

Wow!

Fab rap.

Fab pics.

Glad you've decided to take action on C moving from his group home.

Agree about the ad.

Glad you're back blogging again.

lime said...

congrats on the good news. i am awfully sorry it has come to needing to remove c from his current home. i so dearly hope that you find a place you are fully confident in.

buffalodick said...

You are a strong, and amazing person. Your love and focus on that love, is something to behold. Best wishes in all you do, or try to!

TOM FOOLERY said...

It must of been fantastic to be at such a great party and to listen to Daren perform your rap. WOW! All the best to you and C and I really hope it works out well for you both TFx

Suburbia said...

Wow, you have been busy! With a near death experience thrown in, I'm not surprised you have decided to live for the moment!

blogthatmama said...

What an incredible time you've been having Casdok, love the book signing and the rap, must have been brilliant. Hope you get things sorted out with C.

By the way, if you ever need a sounding board for ideas or anything for autism campaigns etc please give me a shout, I'm sure I could help. Just let me know. Blogthatmamax

Kia (Good Enough Mama) said...

Signing copies of the cd, how awesome is that??!!! :) Congrats!!

Going to check out some of that linkage now...

BT said...

Hiya Casdok, so great to meet you on Monday evening and all the other bloggers. I must say it was one of the best nights I've had for ages. Your rap was superb and brilliantly performed by Daren Callow. I was stunned into silence (doesn't often happen to me as you know).

I mustn't put too much or I'll have nothing left to blog.

I'm so sorry C's home hasn't worked out. I hope DJK maybe will come up with something for you.

Gina
x

Cheryl said...

So good to hear from you!

I'm not surprised that you are pulling C out of his current setting. I could tell that you have not been comfortable and you should always listen to that inner voice. I hope things go well with the next step in this journey..

I would love to win a copy, if it is not too late. I'm going to check out your links...so many good things going on. I love to hear that Daren sang a rap with your first post. Your words are powerful...beautiful...and always thought provoking.

Sending lots of hugs.

Moannie said...

I have seen the ad. and hate it. I think a simple scene of a child maybe walking in the park, or by a river, or just sitting on a rock, with your words spoken, or running down it, would do a great deal of good. The rap was awesome, though some of the words were indistinct...would you consider posting them?
I wish you success in finding a new place for C, where you and he can be happy.
Huge hugs.

Casdok said...

Thanks Moannie. I recorded the video on my camera so the quality isnt very good. But you will find the words on the link to my first blog post :)

Dave Coulter said...

Wow. You have been a busy family.
Happy New Year, eh?! This must be exasperating, but I do hope that a change in venue will make C and you happier.

Looking forward to a thaw in these parts!

:)

Maddy said...

Blimey! You've got your hands full. I'll try and play catch up next week.
Best wishes as always

Cathy said...

So sorry the home hasn't worked out but glad you have trusted you Mummy instinct on that.

Wish I could have made the book launch, I've been reading about it elsewhere too. The Shrek Rap is awesome :o)

Andrea said...

Glad to hear nobody was hurt by the roof collapse.
Sorry the group home wasn't what you'd hoped it would be. Here's to finding someplace C can be himself and you can be happy with.

Mistress B said...

The rap performance is awesome!!

I hope you get a much better solution worked out for C soon hon.

whimsical brainpan said...

The rap is very cool!

And as for C, I have no doubt you are doing what is best for him.

motherx said...

I'm really sorry things did not work out at Cs care home, It must be a really worrying time for you and I hope you find somewhere that he will be treated better. What a terrible time for you both.
Sounds like you had a great night out. Hearing your rap performed must have been really great!

joker the lurcher said...

i really wish i could have come along and met you - great you had a good time. what a nightmare with the ceiling. thank goodness you are ok. hope things work out for you and c soon.

HelenMHunt said...

It was so lovely to meet you at the launch. Best wishes as you try to sort things out for your son x

Anonymous said...

Action for Children has made another ad that parents with MS find almost as horrifying: I haven't seen it (I'm in the US, so they don't have those ads here), but apparently it features a young girl who has to take care of her Mom because her Mom has MS. And Action for Children helps her. Parents are incensed because it implies that children automatically become carers for disabled parents (when they don't, or shouldn't have to).

The Facebook group focused on the MS parent ad is at http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=51200447470

I suggest that the campaigns against both ads (the autism ad and the MS parent ad) would be more effective if they were to work in tandem. I also suggest that letters should focus NOT ONLY on removing the two offensive ads but ALSO on urging Action for Children to consult more closely with disability groups in the future for ALL relevant ads.

minivan driving soccermom said...

Thanks for the birthday wishes on my little girl :)

laughingwolf said...

good stuff cas... love what daren did with it, too :D

please throw my name in your hat, thx

Shrinky said...

Congratulations on your publication, well done you! So sorry to hear the group home has turned out to be such a crashing disappointment (literally too, by the sounds of it). And yes, I agree, that ad campagain is nothing short of insulting. What in the world are they thinking about?

Anne Brooke said...

Congrats on making the decision that's right for you both, Casdok - hope a solution presents itself soon.

Love & hugs

Axxxxxxxx

The Dotterel said...

Wow, wow and wow again! I'm EVEN MORE annoyed I couldn't make the launch!

Put my name into the hat, though, Jen. It might help me get over it!

Seriously, it sounds like your moving C was almost inevitable, given what you've said in the past. Hope things work out, and good luck with your MP!

dawn said...

My god girl, first off congrats on the Rap I would love my name to be put in the hat. Second I've just caught up on some of your posts and I'm so sorry about the home. You know to me you'll always be wonder woman but you certainly couldn't forsee all thats happened . You are the most caring ,patient mother I know and I hope someday you and C can find some peace. I love ya

Suzanne said...

cool on the rap bit.
I'm sorry the group home didn't work out. Best wishes for your (that's you and C) future.

Nan said...

Hi Casdok! Pleased to meetcha. Lou (LouCeeL) was in Trinidad this week so I got to meet him, he is a dear. We are moving to England in a few months, and he said "You HAVE to check Casdok's blog" so here I am. I love your blog. You have such a great attitude to life. Congratulations on your Gala Performance!

NEO-CONDUIT said...

Hi I have sent you a blog award.
It in my latest blog, I felt you deserved it.
You just click on the award, save it as (something) then add it too your side bar if ye wish.
I think you have a great blog.
Kind Regards Kirst

CrackerLilo said...

That ad campaign is so awful!

I'm not surprised that you took C out of the group home. I hope you two find something that works out.

Congratulations on the "Shrek Rap"!

CC said...

Congrats on the Rap!!!

And hugs on the tough choices you've had to made recently :(

~Zurama~ said...

Congratulations on the Rap song.

Sorry about the group home not working out. To bad you couldn't open your own group home-just an idea, who better to watch over him then you-with help of course. I know what a handful our kids are, but finding the right place must be a nightmare.

SeenThisSceneThat said...

Congrats on the launch of your Single - Shrek Rap! My best wishes to getting the Bill passed through parliament.

E said...

So you needed a roof to cave in huh? I draw some pretty spectacular metaphors to my life too, but you may have beaten me for sheer obvious dramatic messages from your universe.
I am not surprised by your decision. I can imagine how complicated it must be for you and C.
My hope for you is that the next answer is just as obvious if served up with a little less drama...
Lots of good vibes floating over from Vermont to you Casdok....

david mcmahon said...

Fame is so close at hand. My thoughts are with C and you, as always.

Wonderful post - and a great closing line.

thislittlepiggy said...

Hoping that you and C find the right fit. It definitely isn't easy. :o\

LOVE the rap. Happy signing! :o)

LceeL said...

Always, always, always so very nice to find a post from you waiting here. I'm sorry the 'home' thing didn't work out for C, but then, those things seldom really do work out as we would like them to - as we know they SHOULD do. But C is so lucky, to have such a caring, loving parent on his side. And AT his side.

Ron said...

Hi Casdok!

Look at you signing copies!

OMG...you're a CELEBRITY!!!!!

You go, girl!

This is so exciting about the CD. I will definately stop by Daren's blog and check it out - I can't wait!

And good for you for following your intuition and taking C out of his group home. You're so right, he should be somewhere you have confidence in....and I KNOW you'll find it...I just know you will.

You sound busy and very happy!

Alway sharing much "good energy" with you and C!

Take care, dear lady!

XO

Ellee Seymour said...

You really are a terrific inspiration to us all. Good luck with your lobbying.

Krystal said...

glad to see that you are doing what is best for C and that you are being very careful. you are doing a great job and I know you are going to continue doing better!

Sandi McBride said...

The strongest women in the world are those who love disabled children, no matter the disability...I admire you no end, as I do my friend Jeni at River Drivel who has her two grandchildren and their Mom and Dad living with her. Both the children, Maya and Kurtis, have been diagnosed with Autism. It's not an easy life for them, but it's filled with love and patience. She, too, is a remarkable woman. Congrats on the Post of the Day mention...
Sandi

The Egel Nest said...

I enjoyed the song..Live looping is very fun and enjoyable to listen to as well :)

Found you through David's Blog! :)

Bradley
The Egel Nest

alan said...

May your words and your love help sway things from the way they are to the way it should be!

Much love from across the ocean...

alan

Jocelyn said...

What an enormous amount of everything you have going on--from hearing your words set to song to moving your lad...WOW.

Kahless said...

Keep up the good fight Casdok.

Many {{{{hugs}}}} and lots of good thoughts.

LeisaHammett.com said...

Hello from the American South! Thank you for contacting me via my blog! I love the concept and title of your blog! I hope you know about www.NoMyths.org...? I consulted on it. It's brand new. I'm also a proud mother of a daughter on the spectrum who is not conversational, www.GraceGoad.com, and active in our local Autism Society of Middle Tennessee. Thank you for spreading the word that autism is not a bad thing. Namaste!

Casdok said...

Its not is it! And thank you :)

Goldie said...

that rap was incredible. it made me cry. the writing is so poignant!!! and i had no idea you had all those clips on youtube. i know what i am doing during naptime!!!!!

i am sorry you have to find a new home for c, but i think you are doing the right thing.

lonestar said...

Glad you had a great night! I hope you're able to find a great place for C soon, sorry to hear the other one didn't work out but I think you did the right thing.

((hugs))

TimsMomMom said...

The Rap is great! My Timmy loves hip hop so he danced around while I listened!

Club 166 said...

I am of an age where "rap" is not usually near the top of genres of music that I fancy.

But I listened to the "Shrek Rap" and have to say

IT ROCKED!

The song really did your words justice, complementing them without overpowering them.

Sorry to hear about C's placement, but glad to see that you are your usual self in your position as lioness/first advocate for him. It may take some time and further bumps, but I am confidant that C will get to a better place.

Joe

kristi said...

My thoughts are with you in finding a new home for C. Keep going strong like you always do!

Paulene Angela said...

I follow this blog
http://radarnetwork.blogspot.com/2009/02/less-than-helpful-action-for-children.html
Thought you would enjoy the read ... Regarding Dan / Autism etc.
Hope you are finding positive solutions for you and C.

I've been battling with my son's school, how strange today they could not do more for me !!! too late, the decision has been made, we cannot afford to waste anymore time and energy.

Casdok said...

Thanks for the link. And good luck. It does take a lot of time and energy dosnt it.

Dr. Deb said...

So FANTASTIC!!!!!

Jade said...

Hey my friend. Haven't heard from you in a bit. Just wanted to check in with you and See how C and you are doing? I hope well!
Xxxx

Phil Plasma said...

It must have been a difficult decision to withdraw C. I wish you all the best of luck in helping C get the attention and care he needs.

Seen This Scene That said...

Hi Casdok, I have an award for you at my site.

A Bishops Wife said...

I have been unable to get around and post much lately....

I am happy Cis home. Does he and your nephew interact or seem to understand each other? I am sorry if that sounds like a dumb or insensitive question. I do have a reason for asking.

WOW!! I know a real famous person!!! Can I have your autograph? YEAH for you and yours and may you all raise tons for the charity.

Casdok said...

Thank you!

J is fasinated by C. No interaction as yet, but will be interesting to see as J gets older and C becomes more comfortable around him.

Cathy said...

great you moved your son. my brother has autism and is nonverbal and lives in a group home. my parents have had to move him so many times--it's very stressful.

LceeL said...

flyby!!!! Just gonna dip a wing and see if anybody is out in the garden, sunbathing.

Casdok said...

Alas no time for sunbathing! Busy looking for homes for C. But thanks for dropping by!

vivavavoom said...

you're simply awesome so I nominated you. check out my blog. all the best!

rainbowmummy said...

Lovin' the dress, was just saying to Suz that it reminds me off these posts of yours...

well obv the single! but also
http://motherofshrek.blogspot.com/2008/05/visits-to-new-home.html

and

http://motherofshrek.blogspot.com/2007/10/cs-bedroom.html

xx

M said...

Did you get to meet with your MP? If so, I hope it went well. If not, let us know...we'll all go along with you, be your fearsome back up.

If they don't listen? I'll roll up my sleeve, do a little flexing, let them know we mean business (unfortunately I don't have any muscle...they're thin little stick arms...but hopefully it's the thought that counts. hee).

hope you're well this week.

Halo said...

Sorry i havent been around for a while :(

Excellent news about the rap!!! Gutted i wasnt at the launch!

I hate that bloody advert...everytime it comes on tv i cringe!

Best of luck with finding the perfect home for C. xx

Casdok said...

Thanks for the offer M, but my MP has agreed to support the bill which is excellent! :)

M said...

well, that's exciting. sounds like a good mp you have there.

rainbowmummy said...

oh that's great :0)

Palm Springs Savant said...

so many things in this post. congrats on your accomplishment, you must be proud!

hope things go better with C being out of that group home.

Merelyme said...

Wowee! You are one busy lady! Good luck to you and "C" to find a new group home.

Ellee Seymour said...

Hi Casdok, is there any news on the Autism Bill?

Casdok said...

Apprently public and parliamentary support for the Bill has been overwhelming which is excellent news.

Cathy said...

There is an award for you over on mine :-)

rainbowmummy said...

Happy UK Mothers Day xxx

suejan said...

You put me to shame all that you do.I am a one parent family. My autistic son of 36 lives with me. I have bad M.S. and could not exist without him. His twin sisters have no contact anddon't even send a bithday card. I feel likea modern day Anne Bolyn.I am writing a book but have to use blunt pencil for keysand after three hours my hand seizes up-so I am slow. A lt of your comments applky to my son