Marianne’s story

Marianne has worked with adults who have learning disabilities for 18 years. Three years ago her work took on a whole new meaning when her third son, Alex was born with Down’s syndrome.  We are following Marianne and Alex’s journey over the next couple of years to learn more about what it means to be part of social and health care systems from birth and what impact this has  on growing up to be included, accepted and in control.

Marianne’s story – part three

Marianne has been experiencing review meetings from a different perspective – as a parent not a professional – with Alex’s first statement review meeting.

Marianne’s story – part two

Lots has happened to Alex and Marianne over the last few months.  Alex has now turned 3 and has started pre-school.  Catch up with their latest news in their new video.

Marianne’s story – part one

4 Responses

  1. Vennell
    April 28, 2011, 3:19 pm

    Wow Marianne, this is so inspiring. Alex is so cute.

  2. Dorett
    November 30, 2011, 3:01 pm

    Marianne brilliant piece of work, Alex is lovely.

  3. Katie Ward (Cutajar)
    November 9, 2012, 12:23 am

    Oh Marianne, Alex is so totally beautiful! I remember when he was just a teeny tiny bubba and now he’s such a gorgeous little boy!
    I was recently approved as a foster carer and I’m just waiting for our first child to be placed with us: a 12yr old boy Matthew, who has DS! He’s a big lad but so loving, can’t wait to bring him into our family!
    I hope you and your family are well and are enjoying every minute, please give him lots of welsh cwtches from Mia and I!! Brilliant, inspirational film!!

  4. Marianne
    November 12, 2012, 2:10 pm

    Hello Katie – how lovely to hear from you and how fantastic that you are a foster carer!! Please let me know how you get on and if there is anything I can help with / get info on. Marianne