I'm currently on week 4 of an 8 week course entitled "Supporting Children with Autistic Spectrum Conditions" and I am seeking your help. I have deliberated long and hard about doing a Level 4 Accreditation - last week I had decided once and for all that I would just do the course and get my attendance certificate. However, I have now decided that I would be wasting a golden opportunity if I don't do it and have therefore enrolled (OMG, what have I done!!!)
Last night at our course we were introduced to a number of young people and their friends and families who were very happy to talk to us about living with their condition and although we got to ask many questions, I still have loads more that I would like to ask. There are hundreds of books, You Tube documentaries, films, etc... and by enrolling on the course I get access to a huge library of resources, but in my mind there is nothing like hearing it "from the horses mouth", if you'll pardon the expression.
I wanted to ask if you are somebody who cares for or supports a child with ASC, or if indeed you yourself have autism/aspergers if you would be willing for me to contact you via email to ask questions? I would like to build a bank of people who live with or care for/support people with ASC in order to get a variety of experiences. It goes without saying that confidentiality is my number 1 priority and that no information you care to impart would be passed on to any second party - it is solely for me to gain a better understanding of all areas of the spectrum, and help me to prepare my assignments.
If you would be happy to let me email you, please could you drop me a line to my email address and I will contact you at the earliest opportunity.
I would like to extend my grateful thanks in anticipation. :o) xx