I had begun working at Autism Together in 2013 and in the spring of 2014 my colleague Jane asked to attend a conference in Paris. On her return Jane told me about an academic from America who was demonstrating the use of biometric technology and was discussing a project that he had ongoing in a school in New York state.
Late last year a group of Autism Together staff and service users were specially invited to the opening of a brand new sensory viewing room at Liverpool FC for those on the autism spectrum. We had the chance to experience the new venture whilst watching the Liverpool v Southampton game where Liverpool won 3-0 – what an honour!
The police officer looked at me closely and asked if I was ok. I assured him I was and that we had been playing the seatbelt game. John immediately obliged by fastening and unfastening his belt. John then slapped me on the head and squealed in laughter. I looked at the policeman and gave him my special smile. I explained that John was autistic and as such found it difficult to wear his seatbelt. I also asked if he could, please, put on his lights and siren, as it would make John's day.
The sun was shining and the sky 100% blue, what better day could there be to find some gorgeous flowers on display. I have visited this site before, but never really had the time to explore everywhere and really embrace the place and I was very keen to get stuck in.
My son James was diagnosed, aged 4, with Aspergers syndrome, developmental co-ordination disorder, sleep problems and attachment disorder.