Walk in our Shoes

Tomorrow I am taking part ‘Walk In Our Shoes’ to gain an understanding and awareness of disability and its impact on both the individual and the family.

Between the 21-27 June, autism charity TreeHouse is launching its ‘Walk In Our Shoes’ event. It’s an opportunity for parents and carers of children with autism to influence local decision-makers.

They asked for volunteer families to take a ‘decision-maker’ (in this case me) into their day so I will get a unique insight into the challenges and positive aspects of disability that affect the family I am placed with. I am joining a family with three children one of whom is nine years old and is autistic and I will be going with the family on the morning school and nursery run.