Iris House

IRIS HOUSE Children’s Hospice

“We provide holistic, loving, professional, free community and Hospice based respite, overnight and end of life care for special needs children with life-threatening illness and or life-limiting conditions in the Western Cape. We also provide holistic support for their families.  We train our care team to a high standard and continually strive to train parents on ways to improve their child’s quality of life.  We promote the concept that every life is a gift and valuable no matter how short that life maybe.”

Visit Iris House and support a good cause.

Listen to some stories of the parents and staff of Iris House, click here.




What is it and why do people do it?

This video says it all. Enough said.

Embrace Autistic Stimming | North Wales Autism Conference

This was my speech, "Embrace the Autistic Stim," at the 3rd Annual North Wales Autism Conference. It was such an honour and privilege to be invited to talk about autistic stimming, and the importance of self-regulation and freedom of movement.Sensory Warning: we recommend you listen to this on your speakers NOT headphones if you are auditory sensitive (like me)…the background noise is tinny and makes my teeth vibrate Huge thanks to Willow Caroline Holloway, Angie Atherton and Axia ASD for putting together such an amazing day.If you enjoyed this speech, please consider becoming an Agony Autie Donator by pledging on Patreon or making a contribution to our start up fund :

Posted by Agony Autie on Sunday, 21 October 2018



Levels of Autism

Levels of Autism

I have seen this statement a lot on some of the support pages I follow and heard the questions asked amongst parents:

“What level of Autism is your child?”

I almost want to say level 40, but I think it would just cause more confusion.

According to the article in the link below, there are three levels. The level of your child dependant on the amount of support your child needs with day-to-day tasks.

What are the three levels of autism?

There are also other labels like High or Low functioning – again, how much help does your child need with everyday tasks.

My advice: Focus on the strengths of your child and support the places where help is needed.