Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Christine McGuinness Reveals Her Three-Year-Old Daughter Has Autism!

Christine McGuinness has confirmed her three-year-old daughter Felicity has been diagnosed with autism. The Real Housewives of Cheshire friend shared the news on her Instagram page shared Felicity received the diagnosis three years after she twins Leo and Penelope (6), who she shares with husband Paddy McGuinness were diagnosed with spectrum condition.

Christine shared a poem she decided to her daughter, which read: "Recently our youngest daughter Felicity was also diagnosed with autism, three years after our twins Leo and Penelope were diagnosed," she wrote in a lengthy statement.

"Going through this journey again does still bring some heartache knowing all three children will face challenges and difficulties that others won’t," she continued. "But ultimately I feel confident as a family we are in a much stronger place, we are able to use our experience and knowledge as power helping us to feel well prepared."

She added: "We are here to love and support our three extra special children and I thank god every day these babies are mine. Proudest mummy ❤️❤️❤️ #Autism #AutismAwareness #3superstars #KnowledgeIsPower"

Alongside McGuinness' statement was the poem which read, "I am so proud to be your mummy, you are everything to me. All three of you are thriving with ASD [Autistic Spectrum Disorder]. I will never try and change you, you are perfect as you are. Mummy is going to change the world to understand her superstars. You are sensitive, you are strong, and you have such a special bond."

"You are funny and talented, cheeky and sweet, you all love your toys to be kept extra neat. Shining brighter than the stars above. You are special, so wanted and oh so loved. Leo, Penelope and Felicity, you are unaware of the positive impact you have, even on the tough days you even make me laugh."

The caption concluded: "My trio, my babies, my fabulous three. Together we are a strong, proud, unique family, All my love always, Mummy."


Christine and Paddy's twins were diagnosed with autism in 2017 and the model has previously said Felicity is showing signs of autism, but couldn't be diagnosed until she was three, reported the Daily Mail.

According to the National Autistic Society, Autism is a lifelong, developmental disability that affects how a person communicates with and relates to other people, and how they experience the world around them.

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