By Jan Greenman, author of Life at the Edge and Beyond: Living with ADHD and Asperger Syndrome.

Last year my son Luke spoke to author Nick Hornby’s Treehouse Charity staff, and they were so impressed with him that they asked him to become a Youth Patron for their new Ambitious About Autism charity – watch their video below to see Luke and I being interviewed.

They also asked Luke to speak at their launch at the House of Lords on 10th February. Lord Tim Clement-Jones introduced Luke, and the next speaker after Luke was the Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow.

The photo below is of Sally Bercow, wife of the Speaker of the House of Commons, myself, John Bercow, Luke, Luke’s sister Abbi, Luke’s dad and our MP James Gray, who wrote the foreword to my book, Life at the Edge and Beyond.

In other exciting news, Luke is off to the Artic on 24th March as a mentor to four pupils from the school that turned his own life around, and just today he received an invitation to represent Ambitious About Autism as a guest of Her Majesty’s Garden Party at Buckingham Palace.

Our life is crazy and the challenges of autism are still with us, but we share our story to help inspire and encourage others never to give up. Our children are exceptional!

Jan Greenman
March 2011

Copyright © Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2011.

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