Hello and welcome to About ASD!
My name is Jade and I am a 36 year old married mum of two boys (4 & 2). We are based in the West Country between Bristol and Bath. I am a stay at home mum in the day and work at a local supermarket part-time in the evening. This blog is focused on sharing information our life filled with pictures, puzzles and paperwork.
About ASD – what is it all about?
At two years old my eldest son was diagnosed with autism (autism spectrum disorder – ASD). I have learnt so much about autism in the past 2 years and want to share it with others. #autismawareness
I feel strongly about the benefits of sharing information. Before I had children I used to work in strategy and information for a government housing agency. I have a background of researching and sharing factual information, so I am trying to put those skills to use here.
After spending many hours on other people’s blogs reading about their experiences to help me with mine. I want to share with you everything I have learnt about autism so far and the things that have helped us. So I set up About ASD to do it.
I am sharing practical information on how I have implementing things like PECs (Picture Exchange Communication System) and help to get through paperwork like the DLA (Disability living Allowance) form and the EHCP (Education Health and Care Plan).
My son is non-verbal so I write about speech and language and the different phases of PECs, different therapies or resources we have looked at and tried such as Attention Autism and Social Stories, also sensory activities and messy play which both boys love although I hate cleaning up afterwards.
The first thing I added is a glossary to explain all the acronyms and terms relating to autism in young children as this was my first stumbling block in the world of autism.