Supporting a child with additional needs can be a battle as well as a joy. Parents have to negotiate with educational services, healthcare services and the general public who often lack awareness and empathy. I tell the story of my son and I, highlighting both the challenges that we have faced and the successes we have enjoyed, from pre-diagnosis to the present.
The aim of my talk is to improve relationships and increase understanding between parents and the professionals they encounter.
It is only by educating ourselves that we can ensure that children achieve their full potential and are not hampered or vilified by our lack of understanding.