A couple of years ago, whilst the world was reflecting on Donald Trump being elected as the new US President, another story went viral and was challenging it for the most read in the UK. That was the story of my guest, Marc Carter, his autistic son Ben, and a little blue cup!
After following that story and seeing it take off around the world, I was lucky enough to get to meet Marc and knew that he’d be a great guest for the podcast.
Marc introduces us to the story of his family, his three autistic children, and what autism means to their lives. We talk about their individual strengths and challenges, and how they all get on living under one roof.
We discuss the provision that’s out there for autistic adults once they leave school (or lack of) and what the government should be doing to put things right. It’s something I’ve always shied away from looking at, but in a few years I know me and my boys will be in the same situation.
We also speak about mental health, in particular Marc’s own story, and the mental health of carer’s in general.
Plus of course we talk about Ben’s little blue cup, and how that one story has turned into a movement, a charity that now helps hundreds of families around the world.