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?)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.