Anna’s guest on ‘All things Autism’ at Women’s Radio was Rachael Williams
Anna Kennedy’s guest on Women’s Radio Station was Rachael Williams .
‘All things Autism” will be aired at 1pm and 1am every day this week. Please see www.womensradiostation.com
It was truly an honour getting the opportunity to speak with Anna discussing all things autism and our families journey.
Everyone I feel has a story to tell as no ones journey is the same, and when you have a non verbal child or children you really do become the voice for the voiceless but as time progresses you realise that whilst our children who grow to be adults may struggle with their voice parents and care givers seem to also be over looked and it’s great that Anna keeps this in the forefront going forward.
It’s important for me as a mother of 4 children, 3 of which are on the autistic spectrum to keep our journey 100% transparent because no one can actually prepare you for what obstacles that may come your way, but at the same time no one also told me how much we would appreciate and celebrate the wins that are so small to other people yet so big to us!
Anna’s take 5 campaign is very pivotal and very important and I often forget to take that advice and act on it but my advice to anyone would be to take 5 minutes each day for yourself because you as the main care giver are the back bone of the family and you are needed more than you realise at times.
I hope i get the opportunity to speak to Anna again because with a journey such as this one you feel like you barely scratch the surface. We can’t change the world for our children but it’s the small things that make a huge difference which is why I wrote my books.
I didn’t want my children to grow up and say “we didn’t get a chance to read books with children like us in them”- so I changed that, no child should feel ‘less than’ no family should feel ‘less than’ and we often do because there simply is not enough services, products, accessibility for SEN children.
The books have I written are not even on white paper- the paper is a tinted paper because i wanted to make books accessible and different ability friendly, for instance people with eye conditions and dyslexia can read my books more comfortably because we changed the colour of the paper- as I say, it’s the little things that matter, make a huge difference and make people feel ‘NOT LESS THAN’,