Julie Otto lives in Fife, Scotland with her husband Steve, their three children, four dogs, three cats and two tortoises. An accomplished golfer, who has represented her country in international events, she’s found life very different since adopting her boys.
In Instructions Not Supplied, Julie gives a frank and honest account of what it means to be the parent of adopted children and how she and Steve realised that their children were different. Struggling to come to terms with a diagnosis of autistic spectrum disorder for all three boys, Julie developed her knowledge and understanding of this and other related conditions, learning what it means to parent three very different children, each with their unique needs, and building a family unlike any other.
She is now a speaker and campaigner for greater awareness of adoption and parenting children with special educational needs / additional support needs.