I am the wife, the mum in our little family of three. A tight little bundle, with the centre of our world affected by Aspergers. Poss is now eight and has high functioning Autism or Aspergers (depending on which diagnosis you listen to), along with a co-diagnosis of generalised anxiety.
She is also a highly intelligent student, wickedly funny, extremely loyal and crazily affectionate. She loves Lala Loopsy dolls, her American Girl Doll, her bunny Hugo and Taekwondo. She wants to be a fashion designer when she grows up and dreams of visiting the Paris shows.
Me? Well, I drink too much gin, spend too much time on twitter, am crazy passionate about politics and social justice and will always judge you for bad grammar.
I am married to the most patient man in the world, who after 15 years together still makes me laugh. I can’t ask for more than that. Actually I can – he could stop snoring and actually put the toilet rolls IN the bin, not just on it – but I digress…
I lead a double life as a PR, communications and marketing chick, who has recently stepped away from corporate for a breather after realising I actually can’t do it all, and instead will be concentrating on some fabulous freelance projects and consulting opportunities.
I blog to share our world. I blog to show others that our world isn’t that different from theirs. Poss isn’t that different from their own kids who they kiss goodnight.
I blog to get things out of my head, to order them in such a way that I can tell my story, to help my world make sense.
Being a parent of a kid on the spectrum can be a lonely and isolating experience; there are times when you feel that not another single person understands what you are feeling. I blog to build a connection outside of my four walls, to find a common ground.
I blog from the edges of the Spectrum.
Where else am I?
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And I am one of the founding editors of Autism In Our Own Words and blog there regularly.