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Most of you will know that my brother has been going through some amazing changes since having a diagnosis of Autism and Schizophrenia nearly two years ago. If you are new to this blog, read about it here. We always knew he was different, but could never get him assessed, as he was always falling through the net and never…

Well this was an interesting one. I've had to learn to spell schizophrenia for this post! Many of you know that early last year, my 48 year old brother was taken to hospital under section two of the Mental Health Act, where he spent some time getting the help he so desperately needed. We managed to get him moved from…

'Pixies live in there.' I said pointing to mossy, leaf covered undergrowth. 'What, little pig men?' said my brother. 'What?' 'Pig-zees...... What are they then?' 'Male Faeries' 'Oh.' I couldn't believe I spent the next few minutes explaining what a Pixie looked like and what their role in the eco system was. Bless him. We had been for a walk…

A little update is in order as a few clients have been asking how my brother is getting on. The brief answer is, he is doing very well indeed. Better than we could have imagined! He moved to his new flat three weeks ago and after a period of adjustment, he has begun to settle in really well. Less talk of…

Today I asked my Autistic brother if he would like to go on a picnic tomorrow. 'Not really.' he said, 'that's what children do.' So, I thought in the light of him still being in the care of the NHS, he may like a day out. I had no idea he would think a picnic was silly. I thought it…

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