Me and my girl and boy, raising awareness and acceptance of autism

Today I’m re-visiting a recent Magic Moment for a great new initiative via,click here to read Jaime’s post.

This was truly a Magic Moment, tears of pride streamed down my face for the whole time, not just for D but for every SN child on that stage.

“We’ve been practising songs in the bath; on the school run….everywhere and today, it finally arrived. The day of D’s school play.

D couldn’t go into the school hall at all during her time in mainstream, I never got to see her in an assembly or a play, nerves and anxieties got the better of her. We’d practice the songs at home until she was word-perfect, do dress rehearsals and then, on the day, severe anxieties would set in and she’d be left with a TA in a classroom, whilst the rest of the class performed.

Not today though.

Our girl was Mary and she was brilliant!!
It was a two year groups combined production and everyone did fantastically. It’s not easy to stand up in front of people and speak/sing but all these SN children managed it, with gentle prompts and persuasion from the school staff.

What was so lovely to see was, with D’s fantastic memory for timings etc, she was gently instructing her classmates into position and went to fetch the baby for the manger before it was handed to her. So proud of her.

We went back to her classroom for a mince pie and orange juice afterwards and D was very happy, lots of people had told her how well she had done.

The best part for D was she’d been told she could go home afterwards so..we did!”

This was obviously from the build-up to
Christmas, it was wonderful.

D’s SN school are putting on a performance of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat” just after Easter, D will be in the choir, it will be wonderful to watch.

Thanks for Jaime for hosting the linky x.


Comments on: "#MagicMoments – Overcoming anxieties and totally rocking it!" (15)

  1. ScarletDeeva said:

    So awesome 🙂 She’s a natural behind the mic!

  2. Aww thats amazing, I am so chuffed for you and for her that she finally got to take part and ‘rocked it’ i would of been sniffing and sobbing all the way through!

    Please keep us updated Joseph and how it goes!!

    Thanks so much for linking in to #magicmoments with this post, i am truly honored that you have shared this x

  3. Aaww well done D. That’s amazing. I personally know how that must mean to you and your family. Xx

    • Thank you, it’s just amazing isn’t it, how the right environment can make such a difference. I’ll check out your blog too. Thanks for the comments 🙂

  4. ginandcornflakes2013 said:

    Lovely, lovely, lovely xxx

  5. This really is a magic moment, how wonderful for her to overcome her anxieties and shine on stage. You must of been bursting with pride. x

    • Apologies for the “so” lol,stupid phone stopped working!! So amazing I wanted to say… . Life is so beautiful sometimes! She looked like she loved it! 🙂 xx how proud did you feel! xxx

      • Immensely! It still makes me want to well up now. I wish everyone could see just what our wonderful children are capable of, in the right setting, with the right support. Xx

  6. Aww how lovely for you. I had the same joy watching S in his Xmas play. Just shows they can flourish in the right environment and with the right support xx

    • It definitely does, she is such a changed child from the over-anxious, over-whelmed and over-stressed child that she was all day, every day in mainstream. Definitely the right setting for her. It’s fantastic relieving those very special moments every week xx

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