A BOURNEMOUTH mum has written a children’s book based on her experiences of raising twin boys with autism.

Jenny Ross, who lives in Southbourne, will be holding a special event later this month in support of the book, My Amazing House of Autism.

The event takes place at Ludo Lounge on Wednesday, August 21, between 1pm and 4pm.

People will be able to buy a copy of the book and also talk to Jenny.

My Amazing House of Autism is aimed at children aged between two and five-years-old and has been described by Jenny as a “fun, colourful and simple way of what it's like to live in a house of autism.”

Jenny said that over the past 18 years of raising her sons she had experienced 'lack of sleep, toilet training, melt downs and very little respite.’

She added: “A few years ago my local MP Tobias Ellwood helped get my boys into their school. Finally, I had time for me so I decided to have a go at writing and illustrating a children’s book.

A percentage of sales from the book will go to Dorset-based charities Autism Wessex and Diverse Abilities which help support children with autism and learning disabilities.

Jenny said: “I want to help support all families living with autism get the support they need.”

A launch for the book will take place at Portfield School on October 10 between 6pm and 9pm.

The book costs £7 and people can purchase a copy through neiljennyross70@yahoo.co.uk.