My name is Debbie. I am a mother of a 16 year old autistic young man who faces many challenges in a world that does not fully understand or appreciate him. As a parent, I too have faced challenges in my efforts to ensure that he gets the right support at the right time. I’m sure this is a common feature in the lives of many parents / carers. I hope I can draw upon my own experience and knowledge base to represent families and serve on the Oldham Parent Carer Forum committee.