Interview with Mary Langan: autism and the family

Mary Langan is a member of Haringey Autism and the Haringey Learning Disabilities Partnership Board and has two sons, one of whom has autism and severe learning disabilities. Mary has recently founded Save Autism Services Haringey (SASH) to challenge proposed cuts in social care spending.

Mary kindly agreed to be interviewed for Network Autism when she attended the NAS Professional Conference in Harrogate in March this year. We asked Mary a series of questions; you can view the full interview or clips of the individual question clips below. 

Full interview:

Individual question clips:

1. How did you become involved with autism/campaigning for autism?

2. Can you tell us about the difficulties families with a child on the autism spectrum may face?

3. Can you tell us a little about interventions or approaches that you have used/experienced as a parent?

4. What advice would you give to professionals working with children on the autism spectrum and their families?

5. What is important to you as a parent when working with professionals?

Date added: 26 June 2015 

Reviewed: 18 June 2018