Welcome to Autism with Lots of Love and Affection, my name is Jodie and I have three beautiful children. Two of whom are diagnosed with Autism, (ASD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), my youngest is on the waiting list to be assessed. Life can be very challenging, managing these conditions for my children, but also very rewarding.
I started my blogging journey in a Facebook group and as it grew I moved onto a public page and now you're here visiting my very own blog!
When I write about my children and our lives, I do so for one main reason; I want to spread the word that we are different, not less.
My children mean the world to me, and I have fought very hard for their rights in health and education, you can read about our journey from birth to diagnosis HERE where I write in detail a series of chapters about Autism, and the difficulties we faced getting a diagnosis and the correct educational support for my middle child.
I am no professional expert by any means, but I like to think I am an expert of my children. Please remember that this is my journey and not all children are the same.
I really hope that reading my blog and our journey you can gain some advice, learn a little and maybe even realise that you're not alone. I hope that you come back and follow our journey as really, this is just the beginning.