Jude Morrow, is the author of Why Does Daddy Always Look So Sad? He shares how autism and being on the Asperger spectrum has enriched his life. And more importantly how one can use this information to help someone in their lives who are blessed with learning and processing information differently.
Why Does Daddy Always Look So Sad? is a candid view of life and love through the eyes of an autistic adult- who went from being a nonverbal and aggressive child to a hard-working and responsible father to a non-autistic son.
We talk about
- What is Autism
- Definition and explanation of Asperger’s syndrome
- How to initially identify symptoms
- Why processing information differently is normal
- Autism and the educational system
- How to advocate for a loved one
- Why autism is a gift
- Support outlets
- Advice for listeners who have a loved one with autism
Jude Morrow presented with communication and social difficulties early in life, which led to a diagnosis of Asperger Type Autism at the age of eleven. Despite having educational challenges, Jude progressed through secondary school and graduated from the University of Ulster with an honors degree in social work in 2012. Jude now works as a social worker and is a motivational speaker and advocate for all things autism. When not speaking, writing, or social work, Jude loves spending time with his son, enjoying the outdoors, cooking, and reading.