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Stories About Autism - Telling our story

This week I'm mixing it up a bit and telling you more about our story. I'm answering questions from previous podcast guests, and from some of our followers on Instagram. I get to talk about *The early years for Tommy and Jude, and their diagnosis *Therapies that have helped along the way *The greatest challenges we've faced *Worrying about the future *What made me decide to start blogging And much more.... Hopefully you enjoy this episode and I'll do some more in the...


Walking With Drake - Jill Powell

This week I get to talk to my first international guest, Jill Powell, all the way from South Carolina, USA I've been friends with Jill for a few years now, after getting to know her through her blog Walking With Drake. Jill is the mum of Drake, who is autistic, and it's their story she shares with me. We talk about the early years, what led to Drake's diagnosis, and how things differ in America compared to the UK when it comes to services and therapies. We also talk about ABA therapy,...


Carly Jones MBE

We're back! After a much longer break than intended, we're kicking off season 3 with a very special guest, Carly Jones MBE. I found Carly on twitter last year and have been an avid follower ever since. Carly is a mum of 3 girls, 2 of whom are autistic. It was during their diagnosis process that she too would later be diagnosed as autistic. We talk all about this time in their lives, what autism means to them as a family, and how Carly feels about her diagnosis being missed when she was...


Miriam Gwynne - Faith Mummy

This week I'm joined by Miriam Gwynne, mother of autistic twins, Isaac and Naomi. Miriam also who writes the blog Faith Mummy I've been reading Miriam's blog since before I started my own, and have loved following Isaac and Naomi's progress over the years, so was delighted to get the chance to talk with her about their story. Even though they are twins, autism means very different things for Isaac and Naomi, just like it does for Tommy and Jude. We get to talk all about their younger...


Caro Greenwood - Spikey Mama

This week I'm talking to Caro Greenwood, who is a mum of 4, wife of Rugby World Cup winner Will Greenwood, and runs the blog Spikey Mama Caro's daughter Matilda is autistic, but getting a diagnosis has been far from straightforward. Caro shares all that they went through, the numerous specialists and professionals they saw over the years before finally a diagnosis was given We talk all things autism, what it means for their family, and in particular their experiences with school, and how...


Marc Carter - Little Blue Cup

A couple of years ago, whilst the world was reflecting on Donald Trump being elected as the new US President, another story went viral and was challenging it for most read. That was the story of today's guest, his autistic son Ben, and a little blue cup! After following that story, I met Marc a few months ago, and knew I had to get him as a guest on the podcast. Marc introduces us to the story of his family, his three autistic children, and what autism means to their lives. We talk about...


Victoria Hatton - Autism Consultancy International

I've been asked by so many listeners if I can interview a teacher who works with autistic children. Well this week I go one better and speak to Victoria Hatton, who's not only a teacher, but also has an autistic daughter too. Victoria shares so much valuable information, tips and ideas, looking at autism as both a teacher and a parent. We get to talk about what inspired her to become a teacher, and the strategies she's developed along the way. We learn about her daughter's diagnosis, and...


Nicole Duggan - My Boy Blue

Finally we're back! In the first episode of series 2 I talk with Nicole, who writes the blog My Boy Blue, and is mum to Riley, who is autistic. A few months back Nicole convinced me to join the world of Snapchat so that I could take part in her "Through Their Eyes" campaign, to raise autism awareness during Autism Awareness Week. It went incredibly well and also raised thousands of pounds for a local autism charity in Ireland. During this episode we get to talk about Nicole and Riley's...


Steph's Two Girls - Steph Curtis

Today I get to talk to Steph from the blog Steph's Two Girls. In case you couldn't guess, Steph is the mum of two daughters, and she shares with me her autism story about her youngest daughter Sasha who is autistic. Sasha's diagnosis is a little bit different as she is diagnosed with a distinct profile of autism called Pathological Demand Avoidance or PDA. I knew nothing about PDA until I found Steph's blog a couple of years ago, so it was great to get to talk to her, learn some more about...


Autistic Not Weird - Chris Bonnello

A few years ago when I stumbled upon the world of autism and social media, one of the first blogs I read by an autistic adult was a blog called Autistic Not Weird written by Chris Bonnello. Since then I've got to know Chris a little bit and was really excited to talk to him on this episode and find out his story about autism. We get to talk about what life was like for Chris in his younger years, knowing he was different but not having a diagnosis. How his life changed once he received...


Purple Ella

In each episode I get to speak to a parent of a child with autism, an autistic adult, or somebody who works with the autism community, today I get to speak to somebody who ticks all 3 boxes! Ella, of the blog Purple Ella, someone who I met a couple of years ago, shortly after her own diagnosis. We talk about what difference it's made to her life, meltdowns, anxiety, and the strategies she's put in place to help cope. How important routine is for her and her family, and how her autism...


Autism From A Dad's Eye View - Kevin O'Neill

Here's a chat with a very good friend of mine, Kevin O'Neill, from the Facebook page, Autism From A Dad's Eye View. Kevin is the dad to 3 children, and 2 of them are autistic. We get to talk about their diagnosis, how autism is so different for them both, schools, their love for their big sister, and regression. We also talk about being non-verbal, pro-Stim, and much much more. To find out more about Kevin visit his Facebook page and to...


Charlie Beswick - Our Altered Life

Today's chat is with Charlie Beswick from the blog Our Altered Life. Charlie is the mum to twin boys, and one of them, Harry, has a dual diagnosis of Autism and Goldenhar Syndrome. So we find out more about what both diagnosis means, what life is like for Harry, and how Charlie is so passionate and dedicated about making the world a more accepting place for her son. A really fascinating insight into their lives. You can find out more about Charlie and her family on her blog...


Dean Devonport - A Year In The Life Of Autism

Our first ever episode is a chat with Dean Devonport from the Facebook Page, A Year In The Life Of Autism. Dean is the dad to 3 children, and one of them is autistic. Three years ago Dean was also diagnosed with autism too. So we talk about parenting an autistic child, how life has changed since Dean's own diagnosis, how autism is different for him and his son, and much much more. To find out more about Dean, his family, and the support groups he runs visit...


Trailer - What this podcast is about

A quick intro on what the Stories About Autism podcast is all about, who I am, and why you should listen. To find out more visit