Our son was diagnosed late, at age 7, as ASD1, when our family was in freefall. Intuition led me to Amy and her holistic approach. She has worked with the whole family and the different relationships within it, explaining with empathy why connections were broken, and teaching us all to play. Unlike other OT’s Amy uses cutting edge exercises address and remediate the gross & fine motor skills, co-ordination, dyspraxia etc. We all adore Amy and her full-hearted approach to lasting change and healing and have seen our son and family unit transformed. We have come to understand how play can build lasting connection and open up channels of communication, and that ‘the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree’, unravelling my understanding of my experience in the world as an undiagnosed autist. I urge other parents to embark upon this journey hand in hand with Vallentine Occupational Health, to trust that their commitment will reap huge rewards, and to open themselves to the whole experience – yes, there will be frustrations but the joy we experience now, in our delightful boy is incalculable.