My Family and Mealtimes

I am so grateful and extremely proud to be an Autism Mam. Read more

The most unenjoyable time of the day

What should be fun turns into a complete disaster. Read more

The biggest impact in my life

I have learnt to see through their eyes. Read more

Reluctant to ask for help

“Family fund saved our sanity this lockdown” Read more

Asking for help is scary

"My world crumbled along with everything in it. Suddenly I felt completely helpless and powerless." Read more

Nothing to lose by applying

“It was the first time we had ever applied for any charity funding and I did feel slightly guilty.” Read more

The social stigma of asking for help

"I realised that there was no shame or stigma in accepting something that will help your child to develop and thrive. I eventually plucked up the courage to get in touch with Family Fund and have not looked back since." Read more

Never be afraid to ask for help

"I was quite proud that I had actually asked for help and very happy that we could have a family break." Read more

Music, bringing people together

"During dark days when I struggled to manage my own mental health, I reached out for my music." Read more

10 Ways to be a boss at single parenthood

"We have the tendency to neglect ourselves as our children come first." Read more

The sunflower lanyard

"The scheme recognises that many of us have disabilities or illnesses that aren’t immediately apparent to others." Read more

When your special needs child needs an operation

"We prepare ourselves as best we can, but the paperwork is scary with lots of advice and details about last meals. I think I must have read the information cover to cover three or four times." Read more

I am his voice

"I don’t tell him how to play, if organising dinosaurs across the landing makes him happy then I’m happy and those will stay there until he moves them" Read more

Resilience

"This is my reality. I read other stories and see the realities of others, it’s a hard road." Read more