I am the mother of three children, two of them have Autism - High Functioning. My daughter (7) has a statement and my son doesn't yet but this is imminent. My oldest is neurologically typical but has a mild form of Spina Bifida which affects his bowels.
I am married to a very hard working man who makes me laugh. I am an independent specialist teacher (special needs, learning and behavioural difficulties) so it has been very weird and eye-opening seeing it all from a parental angle. So much of an eye-opener that I lost all respect for the local authority and wouldn't work for them again!