Becoming a parent for the first time is a life-changing moment for anyone but it can pose extra challenges when you have autism.
Jude Morrow has Asperger’s syndrome, a type of autism spectrum disorder, and he struggled with becoming a father when his son Ethan was born.
The Londonderry man has trouble interpreting and expressing feelings, as well as experiencing sensory issues and he dislikes disruption to his routine.
That posed a big challenge when he found out he was going to be a father.
“Adapting to and managing change isn’t easy for me at the best of times,” he told BBC News NI.
“I would always try to avoid any change but I