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Spalding author James Wand gives library talk on Autism and ADHD – A Father’s Perspective to help other parents





An author who gave a talk at a town’s library is continuing to spread awareness about his family’s experience with autism and ADHD.

James Wand, a plumber from Spalding, penned Autism and ADHD – A Father’s Perspective and held a meet and greet at Spalding Library to help others who may have faced similar experiences.

A group of 15 people turned up to hear Mr Wand discuss his book and to help gain attention for the need for mainstream education to understand neuro diverse children.

James Wand at Spalding Library. PHOTOS: SUBMITTED
James Wand at Spalding Library. PHOTOS: SUBMITTED

He said: “It was a really good turn out and we received a lot of positive feedback which was great.

“Someone thanked us for giving them a voice which reaffirmed why we are doing this.

“We are going to try and get round some more libraries now to try and spread it some more.”

People came to hear James Wand talk about his book Autism and ADHD – A Father’s Perspective
People came to hear James Wand talk about his book Autism and ADHD – A Father’s Perspective

Mr Wand is giving a talk in a primary school to meet parents and talk to staff as he aims to bring awareness to autism and ADHD of which his children have a diagnosis.

At the meet and greet Mr Wand and his wife Emily were available for a chat about their children’s experiences with ADHD and autism and the challenges they have faced in mainstream education.

The couple’s daughter Mia (13) has been diagnosed with autism, their son George (9) has ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) and is on the autism pathway.

Mr Wand added: “I have organised to go into a primary school to talk to parents, teachers and assistants to gather thoughts as we are thinking about approaching schools to try and inform the staff of how important it is to approach things in a different way.”

Autism and ADHD A Father’s Perspective is available in paperback and as an ebook from Amazon and Waterstones.

What do you think? Does our county do enough to cater for those with autism? Post your comments below…



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