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Keeping your relationship strong

June 15, 2015

It’s always going to be hard trying to keep a strong healthy relationship going once you introduce children into the equation. It’s a hell of a lot harder if your child is diagnosed with autism. The extra stress and strain that it puts on a couple, even those with the strongest relationships, can be their undoing.

But what if your relationship wasn’t even strong or established to start with? Imagine taking the plunge with somebody you barely know.  Someone for all intents and purposes, is a complete stranger. This is what happened with my partner Kerry and I. Continue Reading

“He doesn’t look autistic…”

June 12, 2015

The word ‘autism or autistic’ can be very emotive, especially for a parent whose child has just received this diagnosis. They and their child will have to live with that label for the rest of their lives. When Jesse was finally diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder one year ago, it was a mixture of panic, relief and absolute terror for me but it didn’t only affect me, it affected the whole family. Continue Reading