Marita blogs at Stuff With Thing about life, the universe and autism. Mother of two kids on the autism spectrum, she wishes she could afford to keep her hair pink all the time. You can catch her on Twitter and Facebook as well.
Twitchy is currently a SAHM, seeing her youngest settle into school and loving helping out the class with morning reading. In a previous life she was paid to be a PA to bigwigs, later working with words and pictures in the advertising and marketing industry.
She want to assist those who find themselves responsible for a loved one with autism, in any way she can- for their charges and for themselves. She believes the wider community could gain from knowing more about our special individuals and how great they can be. Also why and how they deserve to be part of the mainstream education system and recipients of supported interventions. In the end, it benefits us all.
Renee blogs at About a Bugg; a place where she shares her life and lessons learned raising her amazing, beautiful daughter Poss who has Aspergers. It’s a place where their Aspergers experiences are shared, all wrapped up in a blog about love, family and the pretty things in life.
When she’s not blogging or attending therapy appointments, Renee works in corporate and digital communications, is married to a very patient and adoring man and is trying to finish her degree. She can almost always be found on Twitter and probably likes gin and cupcakes (not always together) a little too much.
Suz is a Melbourne based mum to two boys, the Batsman (5) and the Bowler (2 going on 15) and partner to the Captain. In March 2010, the Batsman was diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. Suz blogs about her family’s autism adventure at The I Love You Song and about other dreams, reality and inspiration at Segovia. She loves baking and running in equal measure. Suz is so very excited to be a contributor to Autism: In Our Own Words and to have the opportunity to further connect with parents in the autism community. You can find her on Twitter.
Kate blogs at Kate Says Stuff, a space where she writes about family life with four children and a Supertrucker husband. In 2011 her Little Mate was diagnosed with autism and an intellectual disorder at just shy of 3 years of age. Shortly after her Big Boy (8) received an Aspergers and ODD diagnosis.
Autism: In Our Own Words came about as a direct result of the care and support she received from the Australian blogosphere during that challenging time, and the hope that other families might find the same support, ideas and reassurance as she did.