MY STORY!

All about me:

I was born on the 2nd of January 1988 at approximately 17:15pm.

in Torbay Hospital in Devon. My Mum gave birth to a lovely healthy baby girl who was me!! (of course). Well that’s what she thought!!! My mum went to the usual babies check-ups and about two weeks after I was born the doctor who was examining me said to my Mum '' Do you realise your daughter has a heart murmur and my mum replied NO i didn’t in a utter shocked tone! So i have been having trips to the hospital since i was six weeks old!!!! (a long time)!! and with other health problems along the way!!! so I have had trouble from the word go!!!!  I grew up in Totnes in Devon I have 2 older siblings Angus and Christopher both older than myself.  I have always had issues in my emotional and behavioural development since a very young age. I was psychologically, mentally and emotionally abused by my father he used to feed me food to keep me quiet.
I struggled severely at school both socially and academically I got severely traumatised by the level of bullying and judgement which resulted my reluctance to go to school. I was taken out of school at the age of 13 as I was severely traumatised and home education I was doing as I didn't want to go to school as I was not coping one bit. home education was the only option for me but it wasn't very successful. I was made to go back to school by the local authorities which I was reluctant to do as I was so traumatised. I went to sands school in ashburton  but it wasn't that successful for me as I wasn't interested in learning. I had to finish school with no GCSES and go to south Devon college which I also found very challenging and I found it very difficult to engage with both students and tutors.
at the age of 17 my mum was watching a programme about autism and she was thinking that sounded like me! so she took me to the local GP and told them what she watched and to get me tested for autism. so I got tested and it came out that I was on the autistic spectrum as the charactistics where very similar of what I was portraying.  it was the answer that we had been waiting for all these years as the teachers or schools or paedtricians would not commit the time,energy or support to get me tested before as my symptoms are mild. if i was given the right support and help when i was younger my life would be totally different. since then on a lot of positive notes, I have achieved so much like achieving nvqs in childcare and health and social care to build to help others like myself!

I still have a lot of anger and trying to comprehend the world  which is a real concern and struggle for me as knowing i am different but im still human but my brain is wired differently to other peoples and i have different perspectives on life which I still have a lot of anger and trying to comprehend the world  which is a real concern and struggle for me as knowing i am different but im still human but my brain is wired differently to other peoples and i have different perspectives on life which doesn't make me less of a person. on a positive note I have achieve so much in like volunteering, NVQs qualifications, life experience and sharing my testimony in life from my autism. i want to encourage people to accept peoples differences and to accept that life is to live to the best of your abilty and not to be ashamed as you are uniquexxx