My involvement in the world of autism came as a result of my elder son being diagnosed with autism, a severe learning disability and challenging behaviour, when he was five.
My name is Annie Hambleton and I have lived in North Devon for approximately 16 yrs. I have a 21 year old son who had a diagnosis of ASC & epilepsy from about the age of 7.
When our daughter was 2 ½ years old it was noticed her behaviour was becoming challenging. After many visits to various professional bodies
I had my first diagnosis as a child, with a few more to follow suit. I have very strong feelings for the importance of mental health and the way it can affect us growing up.