May 31, 2019

Episode 2: Anna

Maisie talks to a lovely mother from South London called Anna. Maisie met Anna when they both attended the EarlyBird workshop which is run by the National Autistic Society. Anna talks to Maisie about her four year old son Ethan and his recent diagnosis of autism.

Useful Links:

1) National Autistic Society: https://www.autism.org.uk

2) EarlyBird: https://www.autism.org.uk/earlybird

3) The London Children's Practise: http://www.londonchildrenspractice.co.uk 

4) Engaging Autism - Using the Floortime Approach to Help Children Relate, Communicate, and Think (Merloyd Lawrence Book): https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0738210943/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_3qiQBbDJXMPC2

March 19, 2019

Episode 12: Angie

In this week's episode, and the last in this series, Maisie is joined by Angie. Maisie found Angie’s Instragram account when searching for autism related pages. Angie posts funny, heartwarming and honest pictures and videos of her now 16 year old son Ainsworth, who she affectionately calls Pootie and has a diagnosis of autism. Her Instagram page is loved by many thousands of people around the world and with over 10K followers she is spreading autism awareness and positivity with every post. 
 
Useful Links:
 
1) Please follow Angie’s Instagram: @geegetaylor  
 

2) Ambitious About Autism: https://www.ambitiousaboutautism.org.uk/ 

 

Right From The Start Project - Parent And Carer Survey

The online version can be completed and submitted online: 
https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/cedar/familyresearch/supportearlyyears/study/

Sharing The Survey

We would be grateful if you could join our efforts and spread the word about our survey via your social media channels and networks to reach parents and carers of children with autism. Below we have provided some suggested social media wording to help you do this and feel free to add your own flare to it. Or if you'd prefer, simply retweet or share our posts from our social media pages.

Suggested Post for Twitter
Are you a parent or carer of a child aged 0-6 with #autism? Please help @AmbitiousAutism gather evidence for their #RightfromtheStart Project by completing this short #survey about your experiences https://bit.ly/2Cdt01q @warwickuni #pleaseshare
 
Suggested Post for Facebook
Ambitious about Autism are working with the University of Warwick to research the needs and issues faced by parents/carers of children aged 0-6 with autism to inform a project which will help families receive the right support, Right from the Start.

TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE A CHANGE!

March 12, 2019

Episode 11: Finn

In today’s episode Maisie is joined by her friend Finn. They discuss raising Rob, Finn's son, who has a diagnosis of autism. Finn has struggled through the years in getting the help Rob rightfully deserves when it comes to education. Individuals who are seen as 'high functioning' often need a very high level support in many different areas - 'high functioning' autism does not mean easy autism, far from it.
 
Useful Links:
 
 

2) Ambitious About Autism: https://www.ambitiousaboutautism.org.uk/ 

 

Right From The Start Project - Parent And Carer Survey

The online version can be completed and submitted online: 
https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/cedar/familyresearch/supportearlyyears/study/

Sharing The Survey

We would be grateful if you could join our efforts and spread the word about our survey via your social media channels and networks to reach parents and carers of children with autism. Below we have provided some suggested social media wording to help you do this and feel free to add your own flare to it. Or if you'd prefer, simply retweet or share our posts from our social media pages.

Suggested Post for Twitter
Are you a parent or carer of a child aged 0-6 with #autism? Please help @AmbitiousAutism gather evidence for their #RightfromtheStart Project by completing this short #survey about your experiences https://bit.ly/2Cdt01q @warwickuni #pleaseshare
 
Suggested Post for Facebook
Ambitious about Autism are working with the University of Warwick to research the needs and issues faced by parents/carers of children aged 0-6 with autism to inform a project which will help families receive the right support, Right from the Start.

TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE A CHANGE!

March 5, 2019

Episode 10: Shaun Pye

In this episode Maisie is joined by writer, actor, comedian and all round amazing guy, Shaun Pye. Shaun writes for many successful TV comedy panel shows, co-wrote the cult tv sitcom 'Monkey Dust', had a regular role in Extras and recently created and wrote the amazingly moving and realistic comedy drama 'There She Goes' on BBC 4. If you haven’t seen it, you can watch it via the link below.
 
Useful Links:
 
 
 
 

Right From The Start Project - Parent And Carer Survey

The online version can be completed and submitted online: 
https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/cedar/familyresearch/supportearlyyears/study/

Sharing The Survey

We would be grateful if you could join our efforts and spread the word about our survey via your social media channels and networks to reach parents and carers of children with autism. Below we have provided some suggested social media wording to help you do this and feel free to add your own flare to it. Or if you'd prefer, simply retweet or
share our posts from our social media pages.

Suggested Post for Twitter
Are you a parent or carer of a child aged 0-6 with #autism? Please help @AmbitiousAutism gather evidence for their #RightfromtheStart Project by completing this short #survey about your experiences https://bit.ly/2Cdt01q @warwickuni #pleaseshare
 
Suggested Post for Facebook
Ambitious about Autism are working with the University of Warwick to research the needs and issues faced by parents/carers of children aged 0-6 with autism to inform a project which will help families receive the right support, Right from the Start.

TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE A CHANGE!

February 19, 2019

Episode 9: Coralie

In this episode, Maisie talks to her friend Coralie about her son Michael who has a diagnosis of autism. 
 
Useful Links:
 
 
2) Lewisham Colleage Supported Learning Services: https://www.lscollege.ac.uk/courses/supported-learning
 
 

Right From The Start Project - Parent And Carer Survey

The online version can be completed and submitted online: 
https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/cedar/familyresearch/supportearlyyears/study/

Sharing The Survey

We would be grateful if you could join our efforts and spread the word about our survey via your social media channels and networks to reach parents and carers of children with autism. Below we have provided some suggested social media wording to help you do this and feel free to add your own flare to it. Or if you'd prefer, simply retweet or
share our posts from our social media pages.

Suggested Post for Twitter
Are you a parent or carer of a child aged 0-6 with #autism? Please help @AmbitiousAutism gather evidence for their #RightfromtheStart Project by completing this short #survey about your experiences https://bit.ly/2Cdt01q @warwickuni #pleaseshare
 
Suggested Post for Facebook
Ambitious about Autism are working with the University of Warwick to research the needs and issues faced by parents/carers of children aged 0-6 with autism to inform a project which will help families receive the right support, Right from the Start.

TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE A CHANGE!

February 12, 2019

Episode 8: Sarah Hilary

In this episode, I talk to Sarah Hilary about her son and his diagnosis of autism. 

Sarah is a UK crime novelist and former bookseller. Her debut, 'Someone Else's Skin', won the 2015 Theakston's Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award

'Someone Else's Skin' is the first book of the 'Marnie Rome' series with a further four books published. The fifth in the series, 'Never Be Broken' is out later this year. 
 
Useful Links:
 
1) Sarah Hilary: https://twitter.com/sarah_hilary

 
2) Banardos Cygnet Services: https://www.barnardos.org.uk/cygnet.htm
 
 

Right From The Start Project - Parent And Carer Survey

The online version can be completed and submitted online: 
https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/cedar/familyresearch/supportearlyyears/study/

Sharing The Survey

We would be grateful if you could join our efforts and spread the word about our survey via your social media channels and networks to reach parents and carers of children with autism. Below we have provided some suggested social media wording to help you do this and feel free to add your own flare to it. Or if you'd prefer, simply retweet or
share our posts from our social media pages.

Suggested Post for Twitter
Are you a parent or carer of a child aged 0-6 with #autism? Please help @AmbitiousAutism gather evidence for their #RightfromtheStart Project by completing this short #survey about your experiences https://bit.ly/2Cdt01q @warwickuni #pleaseshare
 
Suggested Post for Facebook
Ambitious about Autism are working with the University of Warwick to research the needs and issues faced by parents/carers of children aged 0-6 with autism to inform a project which will help families receive the right support, Right from the Start.

TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE A CHANGE!

February 5, 2019

Episode 7: Claire

In this episode I talk to my amazing friend Claire. Claire tells me the story of bringing up her daughter Ariella. Like my son Charlie, Ariella has severe autism and we both openly discuss the difficulties this brings as well as the joy and laughter they bring to our everyday.

Useful Links:

1) ABA Therapy: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Applied_behavior_analysis

2) Ambitious About Autism: https://www.ambitiousaboutautism.org.uk/ 

Right From The Start Project - Parent And Carer Survey

The online version can be completed and submitted online: 
https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/cedar/familyresearch/supportearlyyears/study/

Sharing The Survey

We would be grateful if you could join our efforts and spread the word about our survey via your social media channels and networks to reach parents and carers of children with autism. Below we have provided some suggested social media wording to help you do this and feel free to add your own flare to it. Or if you'd prefer, simply retweet or
share our posts from our social media pages.

Suggested Post for Twitter
Are you a parent or carer of a child aged 0-6 with #autism? Please help @AmbitiousAutism gather evidence for their #RightfromtheStart Project by completing this short #survey about your experiences https://bit.ly/2Cdt01q @warwickuni #pleaseshare
 
Suggested Post for Facebook
Ambitious about Autism are working with the University of Warwick to research the needs and issues faced by parents/carers of children aged 0-6 with autism to inform a project which will help families receive the right support, Right from the Start.

TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE A CHANGE!

January 29, 2019

Episode 6: Candida

Welcome back to Series 2! In the first episode of the series I am talking to my dear friend, Candida. Candida is the manager of 'SIGNAL’ a charity based in Lewisham, South London, run by parents for parents of autistic children and young adults.

When I first received Charlie's diagnosis I was told about SIGNAL and how much it had helped families like mine for many, many years. At a time when I wasn't coping very well, Candida was the first person from the ‘Autism Community' that I contacted and I'm so glad that I did! She instantly made me feel at ease with her warmth, understanding and wisdom.
 
In this episode, Candida talks to me about her son Harry. 
 
Useful Links:
 
 
2) National Autistic Society: https://www.autism.org.uk

Autism and Us The Podcast wants to wish everyone a very happy Christmas and a wonderful new year. We will be back with a new series on the 29th January 2019, hearing new stories from some very lovely people.

With special thanks to my parents and sister, my uni girls and Kit Milsom, my co-producer.

Look out for updates on our instagram and facebook, see you soon!

October 30, 2018

Episode 5: Henry Normal

Maisie talks to comedian, television producer, poet and writer, Henry Normal. Henry's book 'A Normal Family: Everyday adventures with our autistic son' is a wonderfully touching, heartwarming and honest portrayal of Henry and his wife Angela's journey of raising their son Johnny. 

Johnny is 20 now and creates the most fantastic and enthralling art, which has been exhibited in various galleries. Please take a look at Johnny's artwork in the link below. 

Useful Links:

1) National Autistic Society: https://www.autism.org.uk

2) Art by Johnnny: https://www.facebook.com/Art-By-Johnny-882499851852944/ 

3) Henry Normal's website: http://henrynormal.com

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