Hello, I am Lynne, welcome to my blog.
I am married to Nick and we are parents to four children. Leila, Edward, Seb and Ivy. We were aiming for three, but Seb and Ivy came as a two for one package.
I am also a Speech and Language Therapist.
My second child, Edward, was diagnosed with Autism, when he was 8 years old.
Edward thinks differently. He has a brilliant mind. When it comes to raising Edward we have had to do some major tailoring of our parenting skills. It’s been interesting, frustrating, rewarding, hard work and lots of fun at different times. Still is.
A couple of years ago, aged 13, Edward had a piece of English homework where he had to write about himself. Here’s just a snippet but if you want to read the whole piece take a look at the victory air punch post.
“I have a condition called Autism. It affects my behaviour, and makes me less social but more focused. Most people see autism as problem but I see it as a feature of personality. If there was a cure I would not take it…. because it would not be me, but a less interesting version of me without my best and worst features.”
Since Edward wrote this piece about himself the path has got a bit smoother and I’m ready to share stories from the past 15 years about our family life with a large dash of autism. I promise some of these tales will make you smile or even laugh out loud.
If you are parenting or grand-parenting a young child with autism I’d love my tales to give you some hope. If you teach children I hope these stories give you more understanding.
In order for my family to allow me to write this blog I have agreed to use pseudonyms. I let the children choose their own blog names… I have to confess I think they have slightly poshed up.
Their names may be false, but the stories are true.
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I was a finalist in the newcomers category of the BAPS SEND blogging awards 2017!
Thanks to every single one of you who voted for me to get to the final round.