Hi I'm Wez or Wendy.
I have already posted but thought I had beter tell you who I am. I am a 38 year old mother of 4 from kent. My children are Jennifer nearly 16, (has dyslexia) Jodie 12 (AS diagnosed at 9) Abigail 9 (psorias, skin condition) and my only boy Kian 3 (AS undiagnosed).
I married my partner of 16 years on October 11th this year with our son playing the part of Camilla Parker Boles(spelt wrong?) he never left my side through the whole ceromony and kept asking for Jelly tots (my dress had tiny beads on that made him think of them)
and saying can we go home now. If you have read my postings up to now you can imagine the trouble we had getting him out of the door let alone wearing clothes.
My husband is a train driver, also 38 and I am a full time mum. I found this site when I was feeling very low and used a search out of desperation to my relief I found a UK site.
Our experiances with AS started When Jodie was born, She entered life screaming and hasn't stoped yet. We felt she hated us and we could do nothing right, as time went on she had strange phobias, grass was like a seething mass of wiggly green things to her and none of the family was allowed to touch it without her screaming hystericaly which made life very hard for Jennifer. At this point I had an idea things were not right but my husband could not accept there was anything wrong (a male pride thing) not untill she reached 9 and was still screaming did he agree with me and we sought help from my health visiter after Kian was born. It all just came out one day when she was checking on Kian and she was wonderful, we had an appointment at a special centre within weeks and a diagnosis followed very soon. Jodies school did not agree with it, her teacher said she was just rude and ignorant, refusing to even speak when asked questions.
Her current school say she has 'age appropriate behaviour' but they don't see her when she 'lets go' at home.
Now we have Kian a whole new set of problems, he loves me so much it is a problem, I am his world. I love him just as much and even with his problems would not swap him for anything, the same goes for all my children and I am so proud of them all.
Well thats me done, you might notice I go on a bit but I have never had anyone to talk to about all this and fell the need to unload onto someone, Sorry.