Having Asperger’s has made me who I am today. A lot of the interviews that I have had and articles that I have written have all been about my Asperger’s, particularly what it is like living with it.
The police officer looked at me closely and asked if I was ok. I assured him I was and that we had been playing the seatbelt game. John immediately obliged by fastening and unfastening his belt. John then slapped me on the head and squealed in laughter. I looked at the policeman and gave him my special smile. I explained that John was autistic and as such found it difficult to wear his seatbelt. I also asked if he could, please, put on his lights and siren, as it would make John's day.
The sun was shining and the sky 100% blue, what better day could there be to find some gorgeous flowers on display. I have visited this site before, but never really had the time to explore everywhere and really embrace the place and I was very keen to get stuck in.
My son James was diagnosed, aged 4, with Aspergers syndrome, developmental co-ordination disorder, sleep problems and attachment disorder.
I have been asked to become a reporter for Autism Together and give an insight into things from an autism point of view. My first mission was to visit Port Sunlight River Park as Autism Together manages the park.
The steward at Everton knew instinctively that Daniel didn’t want him to keep coming over to us. But he stayed there all the same and checked on me. It was subtle and very supportive. I’m really happy with the way it went.