This week my guest on ‘All things Autism‘ on Women’s Radio Station was Michelle Elvin. Michelle shared about her journey with her boys both on the autism spectrum and her own struggles being diagnosed with myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) and epilepsy. The whole family have a great love for music and it is something they can all do together.
Michelle shares : ‘I didn’t know what to expect before my first radio interview as guest of Anna Kennedy on Women’s Radio. While having a quick coffee with Anna before heading to the studio I said that it was the first time that I had Anna ‘all to myself’. She’s always so busy running round and organising events, greeting guests and performers and putting everybody at ease.
‘I’ve never been able to just sit and chat with Anna about ‘My Boys and Me’ – a subject that Anna and I have in common, having two sons on the autistic spectrum and also a very supportive hard working husband. It was refreshing to be able to talk about my disabilities and health conditions and juggling time to rest with also attending events supporting my boys because I don’t want to miss out on anything.
‘The hour-long radio show went really quickly, I wanted to be able to talk about how proud I am of Macauley doing his singing, performing arts and being a charity ambassador. Also about Owen and how he is quiet and chilled and such a kind loving young man who has his meltdowns and low moods. Also about the importance of sticking together and supporting each other, I call us ‘The Awesome Foursome’ Me, my Hubby and our two boys.
‘Thank you Anna. I almost forgot I was on the radio at times as it was so relaxed and therapeutic. I really appreciate the opportunity.’
If you missed Michelle’s interview it will be aired everyday this week at 1pm on Women’s Radio Station.
Dr Anna Kennedy OBE is an educator who has worked to provide an improved education and other facilities for children with autism spectrum disorders.