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Joanna Tidball

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Report editing for the National Autistic Society

About this project

I edited a series of Early Support resources for the National Autistic Society. The resources provide parent carers and young people with easy-to-understand and accurate information on specific conditions/disabilities and elements of service support. The resources I edited focused on topics including deafness and hearing loss, Down syndrome, support for siblings, social services and financial support.


Learning to accept your child’s deafness is a process that you will go through at your own pace. For some people this process is quick; for others it takes longer. Many parent carers say acceptance is a continuing process. Whatever you are feeling is normal – there is no right or wrong way to react.