Is there anything that you would recommend to people that you have found really useful?
Lynne: …oh the most useful thing I found was the internet support group to be honest. That was the most valuable thing I found. When I first discovered the computer, there was a British autism group, I haven’t joined for a while, I have lapsed. I have had my head in the sand for a little bit [laughs] but I thought that was wonder.
John: Do you mean NAS?
Lynne: No I don’t NAS. No. It was it was autism support group on the internet.
John: Oh right. Yes. Hm. Hm.
Lynne: And you could be in daily conversation with people, other parents - professionals are on it as well - and there was always this chat came backwards and forward and that was the biggest, I would say, the biggest help to me ever was finding that. Better than any book or anything I have ever read. Much more so because all these kids are individuals and you can’t… it is like a blind person, you can’t say that all blind people alike, and that is an obvious one, well autism is the same. They are not all the same, so what you read about one person isn’t particularly helpful to you. So…
John: Yes, and, and, no.
Lynne: So that is what I found the most helpful was the internet support group, you know, where I could, you know, you chat to somebody every day or three times a day or, you know, whenever, You would always email back or, there was always something going on. Much better than anything.