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I   can   help   support   you   along   your   journey   from   diagnosis   to   statement.   Sometimes   all   that   families are   looking   for   is   a   listening   ear   and   this   is   something   I   am   happy   to   provide.   I   remember   having   so may   questions   and   the   fear   of   not   knowing   where   to   get   the   answers,   with   one   to   one   we   can   walk through this path together. I   am   a   mum   who   would   like   to   lend   support   to   another   parent   or   family   whilst   they   find   their   feet, and   I   know   sometimes   all   I   needed   was   someone   to   come   and   have   a   tea   and   chat   with   me   so   that   I can voice the thoughts that were swimming about in my head. My   aim   is   to   provide   a   "buddy"   system,   sharing   stories,   worries,   triumphs   and   milestones   in   a   non clinical,   friendly   environment.   With   the   service   I   provide   it   is   not   a   professional   point   of   view,   but   from a parent who has lived and is living the life of an autistic family. Through   this   platform   I   shall   sign   post,   guide   and   help   families   who   are   as   overwhelmed   as   I   know   I had been.

Why I want to help…

"I   know   what   it   feels   like   when   you   are   faced   with   a future so unknown. You feel a blind panic set in... 1999   one   bright   afternoon   in   a   small   room   I   lost   all   my sense   of   reality.   It   felt   like   all   the   air   had   been   sucked out    of    the    room,    all    the    lights    switched    off    and    not knowing   whether   I   was   breathing   still   or   not.   My   world turned   on   its   head   and   the   primal   scream   I   could   hear turned out to be me. This   is   how   I   remember   being   told   my   son   had   severe brain injury and we needed to switch off ventilation. I   swore   then   and   now   17   years   later   I   intend   to   keep   my promise,   that   whoever,   wherever,   whenever   needs   to   be heard,    held    or    helped,    I    will    endeavour    to    be    there. Sometimes   those   closest   to   you   are   the   ones   you   can not   reveal   your   turmoil   to,   but   a   stranger,   a   stranger with    a    shared    experience,    that    stranger    is    me,    and    I hope   you   know   that   although   a   stranger,   I   hope   to   be your    anchor    while    you    navigate    your    way    back    from diagnosis."

Things you may or may

not know about autism

Autism is much more common than many people think. There are around 700,000 people on the autism spectrum in the UK That is more than 1 in 100. If you include thier families, autism is a part of daily life for 2.8 million people.

How does autism affect

children, adults and

thier families?

Without understanding autistic people and families are at risk of being isolated and debveloping mental health problems. Autism is a hidden disability - you can’t always tell if someone is autistic.

Facts abouts children at

school

34% of children on the autism spectrum say that worst thing about being in school is being picked on. 63% of children on the autism spectrum are not in the kind of school thier parents believe would best support them.
. “For autistic individuals to succeed in this world, they need to find their strengths and the people that will help them get to their hopes and dreams. In order to do so, ability to make and keep friends is a must. Amongst those friends, there must be mentors to show them the way. A supportive environment where they can learn from their mistakes is what we as a society needs to create for them,” Bill Wong
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I   can   help   support   you   along   your   journey   from   diagnosis   to   statement.   Sometimes   all   that families   are   looking   for   is   a   listening   ear   and   this   is   something   I   am   happy   to   provide.   I remember   having   so   may   questions   and   the   fear   of   not   knowing   where   to   get   the   answers, with one to one we can walk through this path together. I   am   a   mum   who   would   like   to   lend   support   to   another   parent   or   family   whilst   they   find   their feet,   and   I   know   sometimes   all   I   needed   was   someone   to   come   and   have   a   tea   and   chat   with me so that I can voice the thoughts that were swimming about in my head. My   aim   is   to   provide   a   "buddy"   system,   sharing   stories,   worries,   triumphs   and   milestones   in a   non   clinical,   friendly   environment.   With   the   service   I   provide   it   is   not   a   professional   point of view, but from a parent who has lived and is living the life of an autistic family. Through   this   platform   I   shall   sign   post,   guide   and   help   families   who   are   as   overwhelmed   as   I know I had been.

Why I want to help…

"I   know   what   it   feels   like   when   you   are   faced   with a   future   so   unknown.   You   feel   a   blind   panic   set in... 1999   one   bright   afternoon   in   a   small   room   I   lost all   my   sense   of   reality.   It   felt   like   all   the   air   had been    sucked    out    of    the    room,    all    the    lights switched    off    and    not    knowing    whether    I    was breathing    still    or    not.    My    world    turned    on    its head   and   the   primal   scream   I   could   hear   turned out to be me. This   is   how   I   remember   being   told   my   son   had severe   brain   injury   and   we   needed   to   switch   off ventilation. I   swore   then   and   now   17   years   later   I   intend   to keep     my     promise,     that     whoever,     wherever, whenever   needs   to   be   heard,   held   or   helped,   I will    endeavour    to    be    there.    Sometimes    those closest   to   you   are   the   ones   you   can   not   reveal your   turmoil   to,   but   a   stranger,   a   stranger   with   a shared    experience,    that    stranger    is    me,    and    I hope   you   know   that   although   a   stranger,   I   hope to   be   your   anchor   while   you   navigate   your   way back from diagnosis."

Things you may or

may not know about

autism

Autism is much more common than many people think. There are around 700,000 people on the autism spectrum in the UK That is more than 1 in 100. If you include thier families, autism is a part of daily life for 2.8 million people.

How does autism

affect children, adults

and thier families?

Without understanding autistic people and families are at risk of being isolated and debveloping mental health problems. Autism is a hidden disability - you can’t always tell if someone is autistic.

Facts abouts children

at school

34% of children on the autism spectrum say that worst thing about being in school is being picked on. 63% of children on the autism spectrum are not in the kind of school thier parents believe would best support them.
. “For autistic individuals to succeed in this world, they need to find their strengths and the people that will help them get to their hopes and dreams. In order to do so, ability to make and keep friends is a must. Amongst those friends, there must be mentors to show them the way. A supportive environment where they can learn from their mistakes is what we as a society needs to create for them,” Bill Wong
© Website designed by K10 Comuters    www.k10computers.com

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I    can    help    support    you    along    your    journey    from    diagnosis    to statement.   Sometimes   all   that   families   are   looking   for   is   a   listening ear    and    this    is    something    I    am    happy    to    provide.    I    remember having   so   may   questions   and   the   fear   of   not   knowing   where   to   get the    answers,    with    one    to    one    we    can    walk    through    this    path together. I   am   a   mum   who   would   like   to   lend   support   to   another   parent   or family   whilst   they   find   their   feet,   and   I   know   sometimes   all   I   needed was   someone   to   come   and   have   a   tea   and   chat   with   me   so   that   I can voice the thoughts that were swimming about in my head. My   aim   is   to   provide   a   "buddy"   system,   sharing   stories,   worries, triumphs   and   milestones   in   a   non   clinical,   friendly   environment. With   the   service   I   provide   it   is   not   a   professional   point   of   view,   but from   a   parent   who   has   lived   and   is   living   the   life   of   an   autistic family. Through   this   platform   I   shall   sign   post,   guide   and   help   families   who are as overwhelmed as I know I had been.

Why I want to

help…

"I   know   what   it   feels   like   when   you   are faced    with    a    future    so    unknown.    You feel a blind panic set in... 1999    one    bright    afternoon    in    a    small room   I   lost   all   my   sense   of   reality.   It   felt like   all   the   air   had   been   sucked   out   of the   room,   all   the   lights   switched   off   and not   knowing   whether   I   was   breathing still   or   not.   My   world   turned   on   its   head and    the    primal    scream    I    could    hear turned out to be me. This   is   how   I   remember   being   told   my son    had    severe    brain    injury    and    we needed to switch off ventilation. I   swore   then   and   now   17   years   later   I intend     to     keep     my     promise,     that whoever,   wherever,   whenever   needs   to be     heard,     held     or     helped,     I     will endeavour     to     be     there.     Sometimes those   closest   to   you   are   the   ones   you can   not   reveal   your   turmoil   to,   but   a stranger,     a     stranger     with     a     shared experience,   that   stranger   is   me,   and   I hope      you      know      that      although      a stranger,    I    hope    to    be    your    anchor while   you   navigate   your   way   back   from diagnosis."

Things you may or may not know about autism

Autism is much more common than many people think. There are around 700,000 people on the autism spectrum in the UK That is more than 1 in 100. If you include thier families, autism is a part of daily life for 2.8 million people.

How does autism affect children, adults and thier

families?

Without understanding autistic people and families are at risk of being isolated and debveloping mental health problems. Autism is a hidden disability - you can’t always tell if someone is autistic.

Facts abouts children at school

34% of children on the autism spectrum say that worst thing about being in school is being picked on. 63% of children on the autism spectrum are not in the kind of school thier parents believe would best support them.
. “For autistic individuals to succeed in this world, they need to find their strengths and the people that will help them get to their hopes and dreams. In order to do so, ability to make and keep friends is a must. Amongst those friends, there must be mentors to show them the way. A supportive environment where they can learn from their mistakes is what we as a society needs to create for them,” Bill Wong
© Website designed by K10 Comuters    www.k10computers.com