Author Archives: Comms Team

Take a Break helps to take the financial burden away

Nicola lives in Lanarkshire with her nineteen-year-old daughter Libby, thirteen-year-old John and their grandmother. Libby has a diagnosis of autism, learning and behavioural difficulties, and partial chromosome deletion disorder. Family life with Libby Nicola recalls, “Libby was diagnosed with autism […]

Spending quality time together

Laura lives in Edinburgh with her partner Jason and two children. Her son Oscar is eleven years old. “Oscar was diagnosed with autism at the age of four. He also has a recent diagnosis of Developmental co-ordination disorder (DCD), previously […]

A break from everyday life

Leona lives in Dundee with husband Paul and six-year-old daughter, Elena. “Within the first 24 hours of Elena being born she was diagnosed with Down’s syndrome. A day later, Elena was also diagnosed with a congenital heart defect which led […]

Tori’s story

Tori is 44 years old and lives in Angus with her partner, Michael, and children, Rosie, 15, Millie, 12, Beatrice, 11, Gabriel, eight, and Memphis, six. Millie has autism. Family life Tori explains “Millie was diagnosed at the age of […]

Adele’s story

Adele is 38 years old and lives in Perth with her husband, David, 42, and daughter, Holly who is seven years old. “Holly has an official diagnosis for hypermobility and sensory processing disorder. She also has autistic and ADHD traits […]

Kelly’s story

Kelly is 33 years old and lives in Hamilton with her three daughters aged three, five and 14. Kelly explains that her youngest daughter, Hailie, “has complex needs, but the specifics change every time she is assessed. She has sleep […]