This is a blog about my daughter; The Rose and me. The Rose has Aspergers. She’s autistic. She’s funny and beautiful. It’s tough living with autism of course but this story is about the joy and the privilege I have to see life viewed through a different lens.  There is humour and warmth in every situation. I started this blog when we first got the diagnosis, she has grown and so have I.

The Rose has a wonderful dad who looks after her every single day and a typical younger brother who she adores. We are of course, all in this together, but for the moment this is about us – me and The Rose.

And The Rose? She’s just that. A beautiful flower with really sharp bits!