Joined Mar 15 2010
I am 41 years old, married to Steve and have 5 children and a grandaughter. My 2 youngest, Kyle (11) and Cameron (10) have a diagnosis of Fetal AntiConvulsant Syndrome. This means they were affected by my antiepileptic medication during pregnancy and among resulting conditions is Autism. My husband and I help run the only support group in the world to support families of children with this condition ( www.oacs-uk.co.uk). I also run a local parent support group for families of children with ASD's and am Treasurer for a local children's charity PACSO. I retrained a few years ago and now work part-time running my own accounts business. We have several pets including 12 rabbits, 2 guinea pigs, a white german shepherd, lovebirds, hamsters and fish which we have found to be therapeutic for Cameron. My 2 eldest boys are 21 and have now moved away and my 19year old daughter lives with us and has Crohn's. We are a very close family and love it when we can also help others.