Pinchy Playgroup

On Saturday mornings we go to an ASD playgroup. It’s a small but important part of the Australian government’s program of support for children with autism and the families that care for them.

A while ago N who is 3 and neurotypical (NT) started calling it Pinchy Playgroup, because our asd boy L is a bit of a pinchy boy. Not half as pinchy as he used to be, but you know how these things go – a name like that sticks around.

It’s a lot of fun and some days (like today!) it’s just what we need. The boys get to have lots of fun and I get to hang out with some lovely parents.It’s only for a couple of hours, but it makes a nice dent in Saturday morning and the boys are beautifully tired out afterwards.

The playgroup facilitator – Sarah – is an autism mum and has kids all over the spectrum and a few step kids on there as well. Recently she commissioned some of our local aerosol artists to paint her vehicle. Now that’s a bit of autism awareness for you!

the autism awarenessmobile, outside our beautiful little playgroup venue

the autism awarenessmobile, outside our beautiful little playgroup venue


6 thoughts on “Pinchy Playgroup

  1. Now that’s the clearest photograph I have seen of Sarah’ car, it’s fucking outrageous – in the best possible way!!! πŸ™‚

    • Well, my friend just rolled all of hers in together πŸ™‚ It’s mostly autism but she loves her some wonder woman and also the queen of hearts (she is both!!). Not quite sure how you could get foster caring in there, but I’m sure there’s a way!

  2. I love it πŸ™‚ oh and pinchy….oh my I hope we don’t go down that road again. He’s in the squeezing hands too hard time right now.

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