Six pairs of shoes, six school uniforms to get ready before school, six dinners to make.
It’s all in a day’s work for Diane and Andrew Dimaline, whose lives revolve around their six girls, Emma, 28, Laura, 25, Abigail, 13, Hannah, 11, Grace, 8, and Rebecca, 6.
But unlike many other families – however big they are – they have an added challenge. Little Grace lives with Asperger syndrome, affecting the way she sees, hears, and feels the world.
“We had some concerns about Grace’s behaviour and went to the doctors but it took so long for her to get a diagnosis,” said mum Diane.
“It took even longer because the school didn’t have any concerns about Grace. The traits she was showing at home, she wasn’t showing at school.”
Grace was having meltdowns, which can be triggered by anything – including people dressed up as popular children’s characters like they did at school on one World Book Day.
“It was one of the first times the school had seen Grace have a meltdown,” said Diane, who lives with her family in Aberdeen Street off Holderness Road.
Read more at: http://www.hulldailymail.co.uk/whats-on/family-kids/five-girls-who-help-little-484150