Living with Autism Part 1 - Alex talks to Murray Jones.

This week we are talking about Autism and specifically how the diagnosis of an autistic child affects dads.

According to The CDC 1 in 59 kids are diagnosed with having a form of autism.

In part 1 of this 2 part series Alex talks to Murray Jones about living with Frederick, his 21 year old son who was diagnosed with Autism 18 years ago. Murray tells us about his journey and how Fred's condition has impacted on him and the life of his family.

In Part 2, which is in your feed now, we talk to psychologist Professor Tony Attwood who has decades of experience in treating children on the autism spectrum.

Below are the resources that Murray mentions in this chat as well as other useful links that we think will be useful.

We hope you enjoy todays episodes.

Help Disability Care - helping people with disability and their families since 1968. (Queensland Australia)

Mcintyre Centre - Equine Learning Programs for people with disabilities. (Queensland Australia)

The Glenleighden School -Speech and Language Development School (Queensland Australia)

Western Suburbs State Special School (Queensland Australia)

Autism Awareness Australia - A fantastic resource that covers everything you need to know and where to go to find help.

NDIS - The National Disability Insurance Scheme

Dads - a film about Autism. You really MUST watch this.

Tony Attwood - a clinical psychologist known across the world for his work on Aspergers Syndrome.

if you are struggling to cope and need help, take a look at the resources below:

Lifeline Australia Crisis Support & Suicide Prevention. Call For Immediate Support. Empowering Australians to be Suicide-Free Through Connection, Compassion & Hope.

Call 13 11 14

Dads in Distress Call Dads in Distress 1300 853437 or (+61 2) 6652 8113

Panda supports men, women and their families who are suffering from perinatal anxiety or depression. 

Call 1300 726 306

Panda PND Factsheet

Black Dog Institute is a not-for-profit facility for diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mood disorders such as depression and bipolar disorder.

Black Dog Depression Test

Beyond Blue Provides Support And Information On Anxiety, Depression And Suicide

Call 1300 22 4636

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