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Stories About Autism

Podcast: Season 2, Episode 5: Miriam Gwynne

This week I’m joined by Miriam Gwynne, mother of autistic twins, Isaac and Naomi. Miriam also who writes the blog Faith Mummy

I’ve been reading Miriam’s blog since before I started my own, and have loved following Isaac and Naomi’s progress over the years, so was delighted to get the chance to talk with her about their story. Even though they are twins, autism means very different things for Isaac and Naomi, just like it does for Tommy and Jude.

We get to talk all about their younger years, when the thought of autism first entered their lives, and also the many other diagnoses that Isaac would also receive.

Then we talk about Isaac’s unique way of communicating, through Google Maps, and also about how he absolutely loves lifts (elevators) and how it led to being sent lift videos from around the world, and even from Holly and Phil on This Morning!

We discuss Naomi’s selective mutism, and the strength of her bond with her brother. When their local park receive a makeover Naomi was able to campaign for them to make further changes and put in a swing that her brother could use.

Finally we talk about the journey that Miriam has been on as a mother and full-time carer, the ups and downs, and how she has recently been making a real effort to look after herself too.

I loved chatting with Miriam and I’m sure you’ll enjoy this episode too. Click below to listen, or follow the links to download from iTunes or Stitcher

To find out more about Miriam and her family make sure to check out her blog Faith Mummy or go to her Facebook page.

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2 comments

  1. Sharon Herbert - December 10, 2018 11:08 pm

    This is the first podcast I’ve listened to and I want to say thank you for being so open and honest. Your posts help our family on a daily basis and I will definitely be listening to more.

    • James Hunt - December 20, 2018 9:54 am

      Thank you Sharon, I really appreciate it. Lot’s more episodes coming in the new year

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