Val has been a PODS member for nearly 3 years. She is Mum to two girls and her youngest daughter has ASD, ADHD, TICS and HIGH Anxiety. She was hard to get diagnosed, as she was a girl, but Val never gave up. Val met some PODS members out fundraising. She found the information inspiring after going to parent groups, where the parents were welcoming and really helpful and supportive. Val has found that being a member of a parent carer forum has helped her grow and she is now a PODS fundraiser as well as a parent rep. Val hopes that other parents can get just as much from the forum as she has.