I’m a mum to three lovely, loving, headstrong children who each have a rather heavier burden of life to bear than most. They have led me to learn more than I dreamed possible about the little known world of special needs. Two of them have Asperger’s syndrome, confirming that each child with a syndrome is as unique as any two children could be. The third has Noonan’s syndrome – a hugely complex syndrome encompassing physical, medical and learning difficulties. From the outside my life looks terribly tangled and complicated. On the inside, it’s all quite simple really – if not easy!