I am married and am a Mum to four wonderful children, two of whom have an autism diagnosis, adding colour and a unique way of thinking to our family. It has sometimes been a difficult and lonely journey. As parents we become the experts on our children and use our instinct to seek the right support to enable our children to reach their full potential but often, we are unsure what this looks like as we haven’t walked this path before. I wanted to be involved in the Parent Forum so that other parents island wide are not feeling like they are walking their journey alone, trying to reinvent a wheel that already exists or unsure where seek helpful information. I hope that the Forum will signpost parents to useful resources and support in the island, providing them with a voice to enable us as an island to excel in the way we support children with special needs.