Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Little Obsessions.......

Its very common for children with autism to have obsessions.

They tend to be things like trains, Thomas the Tank Engine, cars, Mickey Mouse, aeroplanes......

But no, not DS!

DS's obsession is washing machines!

He fell in love with them at a very young age and it has been his obsession forever!

He loves the spin the most and he loves the drone noise it makes

If we go anywhere new, the first thing he does is hunt down the washing machine - he seems to have a sixth sense and knows where it is, wether its in houses we've never been before or holidays cottages etc - he just knows!

I feel this is important to DS therefore Ive never discouraged it, as quoted from the National Autistic Society:

Obsessions, repetitive behaviour and routines can be a source of enjoyment for people with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and a way to cope with everyday life.

Wonder if this will stay with him up to a teenager.....suppose theres a thin line between obsessions and slave labour is'nt there?? Ha!


  1. I appreciate this is a serious condition having Autism. But being able to smile about certain aspects must keep you sane during the trickier times.
    Great blog!

  2. Thanks Abigail, yes the criteria to be a parent of autism is a excellent sense of humour and the ability to laugh things off xx