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Carrie and David Grant

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NoPinkPlease Sat 27-Apr-13 23:44:50

Sorry about the express link, but I thought this was a rather good article - a good balance of challenges explained and good parenting imo. Always liked them anyway.

http://www.express.co.uk/entertainment/music/394611/Carrie-Grant-Life-is-always-interesting-in-our-house

Wonder if they're mumsnetters?

NoPinkPlease Sat 27-Apr-13 23:46:04

[http://www.express.co.uk/entertainment/music/394611/Carrie-Grant-Life-is-always-interesting-in-our-house]

There you go!

DailyNameChanger Sat 27-Apr-13 23:58:43

I love them. Carrie Grant is such a positive person, she suffers from a painful condition herself but she always gets on with it. I think they are really inspirational people for other parents of children with ASD. I also think they would be fab at doing awareness training (ASD pop shop?)

sazale Sun 28-Apr-13 00:31:17

I met Carrie and David at the TonyAttwood conference in Jan and they were lovely. I told them how much my daughter , now 14 ASD, had loved Carrie and Davids pop shop when younger. They said that they had received loads of letters at the time from parents with children with ASD saying the same and that they had written it for their children but didn't know at the time that they were on the spectrum.

They are also speaking at the national autism show this year.

zzzzz Sun 28-Apr-13 01:52:39

Would it be childish to say "so what"? They sound like a very nice family I suppose though the "giving your children character" grated a little.

auntevil Sun 28-Apr-13 10:41:18

I know what you mean zzzzz, but I think I took it to mean strength of character/resilience/self-esteem/confidence to follow their talents.
What is good is an article with someone articulate and able re-iterating the fact that one size does not fit all. As an optimist, I think that if it takes just 1 more brick out of the SN wall, then it has served a purpose.

PoshCat Sun 28-Apr-13 12:32:24

I agree. They sound really positive. It's comforting for me to read about anyone with children with special needs speaking with hope and optimism.
it helps normalise it. smile smile

ouryve Sun 28-Apr-13 13:53:31

Hah! I had to disable my kitten blocker to read that.

lisad123everybodydancenow Sun 28-Apr-13 23:17:35

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lisad123everybodydancenow Sun 28-Apr-13 23:19:03

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mrsbaffled Mon 29-Apr-13 11:00:53

What a lovely family!

Nerfmother Mon 29-Apr-13 14:05:36

I'm sort of with zzzzz, sorry. It's not that wow to parent your children as individuals. Guess it raises awareness but I'd love life to be a round of specialist appointments and referrals (bitter - still waiting for camhs, nothing since dx! ) interesting that they went private for all 3, maybe that helps.

lisad123everybodydancenow Mon 29-Apr-13 14:36:13

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Nerfmother Mon 29-Apr-13 14:47:22

I suspect the same may be true of my area grin

inappropriatelyemployed Mon 29-Apr-13 16:11:53

Money helps I think! If you can get Tony Attwood to do a 1:1 for your kids and access any help you want, I suspect life may be a tad easier and allow you to continue your career and concentrate on the positive.

Not being nasty about it, it's just a fact.

HotheadPaisan Mon 29-Apr-13 17:13:01

Still, I had no idea, good for them for being public about it, can't fault the write up either.

greener2 Mon 29-Apr-13 21:53:31

I didn't realise this either. My dd loved the popshop too!
I am glad they wrote the article and are trying to raise awareness which should be applauded, I just wish someone in the spotlight would do more, as pointed out they had a private referral and good for them but for most of us its a long agonising drawn out process which takes years and then coming to terms with it all after that. But all in all a good, interesting read.

Pouncer1 Mon 29-Apr-13 22:03:04

They are a lovely family. I have met Carrie through a Crohn's open day not long after DD 7 was diagnosed and she was an inspiration. I left the course feeling much more positive.

I guess if we all had the money and talent they have, life would be different for all of us, but I'm not begrudging them. 3 DC with SN is no picnic. They are at least open and positive and are raising awareness.

lisad123everybodydancenow Tue 30-Apr-13 10:11:43

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Oh yes, Lisa, I'd forgotten. smile

DailyNameChanger Tue 30-Apr-13 10:50:42

I think you could be a princess or a pauper, but the day it dawns on you that your child has ASD is a gut wrenching day regardless. I hope they do a bit for raising awareness though, because I think they would be good at it, specially for younger people.

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