Hi – my name is Kellie.
I have two amazing children, the youngest of whom was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome at the age of four. I have also been a teacher for twenty years and have worked with many children ‘on the spectrum’. The year my son was diagnosed one-sixth of my mainstream class were children with autism. It was a demanding year, both personally and professionally.
My life has been filled with many challenging, heartbreaking and rewarding experiences – but none more so than the journey I am currently on with my beautiful son.
I have been an ‘aspiring writer’ for my whole life, but only decided late last year to do something about it. This was when I discovered there was lots I wanted to convey in words about ‘the journey’, so I wrote short stories, picture books and factual recounts about aspects of Asperger’s. Then, my professional writing course decreed that I should start a blog.
“What a perfect opportunity,” I thought to myself, and here I am.
I will be posting about my own personal experiences, and I urge you to remember that each person’s journey will be different. However, whether you are a teacher, a parent or a friend of someone with Asperger’s, or if you yourself have Asperger’s, my wish is that you will gain something from my musings.