“My daughter C has autism. Signpost has supported us to recognise what we know already and what we still need, and to voice our emotions and worries in difficult situations.

In the early days they gave us books so my daughter could understand how autism affected her.

Later it was about making sure her little sister got support – Signpost suggested a siblings club, and now she knows she’s not alone, and gets so many opportunities that I couldn’t provide (my health isn’t good). Both of them have clubs, which has really boosted their confidence.

I joined a carers group, and that has helped me to speak up better.

Recently we attended the transition course, which led to us getting social work involved (we’d never have known to ask them otherwise) – and it also led to C getting a place at college, another thing we didn’t think was possible”                               

 (mum of C, age 16)