I have been caring for my son for nine years. He is autistic and has a micro duplication of chromosome 16p11.2.
My first steps were to attend the carers groups and to have counselling. You realise there are others out there who are going through the same things as you. I now have a stronger relationship with my son, and the confidence to go out with him because I plan our journeys. I also find I don’t dwell on the past anymore. I have found my identity through baking and writing blogs.