Meet The Family


I'm Mandy and he's Dave, Mum and Dad to the tribe!! We are both in out late 30's and live in South Manchester. I am a stay at home Mum and carer to 3 of our 4 children who all have autism. Dave works full time to escape the madhouse. In our spare time, we like to travel, eat out and catch up on the sleep you miss that comes with having 3 ASD children. Our life is hectic but it is a fine-tuned routine and it works for us! We have been together for almost 19 years and are a classic case of opposites attract, we get on each other's nerves, but couldn't live without each other. 
Meet the tribe!! Pops is 13 and has classic autism, sensory processing disorder, poor muscle tone in her legs and a bowel issue. You wouldn't know to meet her though, she's a beautiful and fascinating girl, I would love to get inside her head for just one day. 
Spud is 10, he doesn't have autism, yet manages to challenge our parenting more than the other 3 combined. He is a typical boy, loves Roblox, riding his scooter and getting dirty. He is super intelligent and loves school. 
Dj is 14, he's struggled massively at school, academically he's good, but the whole social and friendship aspect of it is super hard for him. We have just this year finally secured his EHCP for him after years of trying. He has a diagnosis of Asperger's and struggles with anxiety. 
L is the leader of the pack. He is 17 and completed his first year at college. He starts a supported internship programme in September and is excited at a new challenge. He has a diagnosis of autism, sensory processing disorder, anxiety and PICA.  

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