My work colleague's gorgeous little boy Will, aged three and a half is autistic. However, he is on the non-verbal end of the spectrum which affects only one in four children with autism. Basically, this means that he cannot communicate verbally and does not understand the world around him. Often it's said, he is trapped in “Will’s world”. Imagine raising a child who cannot tell you they are hungry, thirsty, tired, unwell, upset or scared. As parents, they struggle daily to meet his needs and he in turn is frustrated when we can’t.
There is hope for children like Will, an intensive therapy, Applied Behaviour Analysis, that helps parents and the children themselves to manage and live functionally with this condition, eventually helping them to speak. This expensive therapy is not available on the National Health Service but we have seen it work for other children like Will.
So Andy and I are joining them on their Lizard to Lands End walk, on Saturday 20th February we will walk the approximately 20 miles from Marazion to Lands End. If you would like to support us support Will to hear his voice, then please donate!
You can find out more about Will on his Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Hear-Wills-Voice-12962732...