16/01/2019 Welcome to first blog of 2019 and the title is not going to change, by that I mean that this is the age I am stopping at. If I am still writing this in ten years time I will still be 60 (even though on the inside I feel about 30 and get a […]
24th December 2018 Well this is the last blog of 2018 and as you can see I have aged a few years since I started. Thank you to all of my customers and supporters for giving us the chance to get this far. It has been exciting, nerve wrecking and sometimes just mad. I […]
Well fellow travellers on this journey and especially those who have endured these blogs from beginning and followed our story, welcome to my latest news post. I have lots of exciting news to impart, firstly we know our children haven’t got a disability just a different ability. My reason for stating this will become clear […]
Hi All, as I said in our Facebook Video I have been busy finding out about all the things that you as parents need to know about, whether you have a child on autistic spectrum or a child with more physical needs. I was at a show last week for Occupational Therapists and there were […]
This chapter of my life began when I was aged 57 and three-quarters, and I have probably aged 20 years since then. It has been a journey indeed, with ups and downs, but I have met so many lovely people along the way, and it is for that reason that I carry on. When I […]
2nd July 2018 Calling all mothers who need a break now that school holidays are upon us and it’s only the first day… I feel a competition coming on! Email me or pm me with a slogan your child would like to see on a t-shirt and I will let my daughter Kirsty pick the […]
The Pan Disability & ASD Friendly Leisure Pool Sessions start back on Tuesday 9th January! The sessions run EVERY Tuesday from 6.00pm-7.30pm until 21st March (excludes 13th Feb). The combined session is aimed at families with members who are disabled or on the Autistic Spectrum. The session will be quieter as numbers will be controlled for […]
Well loyal followers, this is the first blog of 2018 and what a year it has been so although late I wish you all a Happy 2018! So family first. Our year ended with a wedding as my son was married on 22 December. I might add he only gave me six weeks notice but […]
A Carrickfergus man has highlighted the work of an advocacy group in campaigning for the rights of people who are autistic.
Ryan Hendry (23), a former pupil of Carrick Grammar School, is communications officer with Autistic UK, as well as head of the organisation in Northern Ireland.
Frank Stephens is a man with Down Syndrome who has accomplished much in life, including competing in the Special Olympics, lecturing at universities, and visiting the White House—twice. His address to Congress about funding Down Syndrome research recently made rounds on social media, and it’s no wonder why; he speaks eloquently, boldly, and passionately about a very difficult subject.