Podcast Episode 2 – Charlie Beswick

Podcast Episode 2 – Charlie Beswick

Welcome to another epsiode of the Stories About Autism podcast!

This week I get to talk to Charlie Beswick who writes the blog Our Altered Life.

Charlie is the mum to twin boys, Harry and Oliver, and Harry is autistic. Often autism can be one of a number of diagnoses, and Harry’s story is unique in that he is also diagnosed with Goldenhar Syndrome

I had no idea what Goldenhar Syndrome was until I started following Charlie’s blog, and now I’m addicted to her stories.

So it was really great to get to talk to Charlie about it and learn more about Goldenhar, as well as what autism means for Harry and the rest of his family. We talk about some of the challenges that Harry has, how he’s progressed over the years, and how he’s developed a really strong relationship with his twin brother Oliver. We also get to talk about how one Instagram post of hers caused so much controversy she ended up on news outlets all over the world challenging Instagram!

To follow Charlie and Harry’s daily stories make sure to check out their Facebook or Instagram pages, or her blog where you can also download the first chapter of Charlie’s book for free!

Finally, if you enjoyed this episode, please leave me a review on iTunes, or Stitcher. I really want to help raise more autism awareness in the world, and your review helps more people find the podcast.

Thank you for listening, I’d love to know what you thought 🙂




  1. April 25, 2018 / 8:20 am

    Absolutely loving these pod casts. What an amazing idea!

  2. April 26, 2018 / 2:14 pm

    I’m a definite podcast fan! Loving this series James and the professionalism, especially the catchy music! Charlie, as always, I love hearing your story and think your whole family are nothing short of wonderful x

  3. Roma Willett
    April 26, 2018 / 2:46 pm

    Just listened to episode 1 and 2 of the podcasts and Charlie and Dean are truly inspirational people as you are James. Well done