A finalist in the BAPS Awards Newcomer category, Yvonne is a parent blogger over at Positively ASD.
From honesty about autism to expressive artwork made by her talented son, getting a glimpse into Yvonne’s life during a quiet half hour with a cup of tea is a joy. Read on to find out a bit more about her.
What inspired you to start your blog?
I wanted to provide useful information to other parents through our experiences on days out. It is also important to me to write posts to raise awareness of my son’s rare chromosome disorder, and acceptance of autism. My son’s persistence and positivity in life inspired me too.
What other blogs/organisations do you turn to for advice?
Autism in Museums, Curriculum for Autism, No Magic Wand UK, Autism in our Nest, PDA Bubble, It’s okay to be different, Not Raingirl, PDA Society, Rare Disease UK, Rare Revolution Magazine, Unique (Rare Chromosome Disorder Support Group), Carers UK, Special Needs Jungle, SEN Legal and Mencap. There are so many amazing bloggers and organisations I could name. I gain a lot of insight from autistic bloggers and feel that it is essential to listen and gain perspective from people who are autistic.
Describe yourself in three words
Creative, eclectic and caring.
Favourite thing to do if you have some ‘me’ time?
I like baking cakes and making sugar paste cake decorations (cartoon characters).
If there was a film of your life, what would it be called?
A Fascinating Journey on a Broken Path.
Which talent of yours are you most proud of?
Multi-tasking. I even surprise myself.
If you could be one fictional character, who would you be?
What’s the closest thing to magic?
What advice would you give to someone who wanted to start blogging?
Stay true to yourself, research, connect with other bloggers, and most importantly, have fun.
What are you most looking forward to at this year’s BAPS Awards?
I am looking forward to meeting all the bloggers, being in a room with so many amazing people and having a fantastic night out.
The Baps Awards Ceremony takes place 4th November from 6.00pm. This year, due to COVID19 the event will be held virtually. So whilst you may not physically be in the room, you’ll still be connecting with bloggers, support organisations and amazing parents from far and wide. Sign up to join in the ceremony here.
The BAPS Awards
The BAPs (Bloody Awesome Parents) Awards allows SEND bloggers to be recognised for their talents, tales and achievements. Founded by Bringing Us Together and My Family, Our Needs, these awards celebrate SEND Bloggers everywhere. Click here to find out more…