my little boy turned 2 last April and although to young to be diagnosed properly yet with anything specific like sever autism and ODD he suffers severely with social and behavioural disorders.
Samuel loves to play like any active little boy but unfortunetly he has issues going into a social environment, loud and sudden noises makes him terrified to the point he closes off to the world in a zombie like trance.
He will play within a group of children but does not actually interact with any of the children in the group.
Now my Samuel loves to climb not just loves he is obsessed with climbing but he is truly at his happiest when he is up high which can be very scary sometimes for me as at the age of 2 he can climb the fence to get into the tree to climb up onto the roof where he happily sits and grins for hours pointing at all the birds and planes in the sky he also sits ontop of the oven, washing machine and fridge any chance he gets.
Unfortunetly I'm a single mum who is terrified of heights to the point I pass out making it really hard to help Samuel down from his various position around home at times and I'm so worried one day he will get hurt falling off something.
I am normally a hard working woman raised on a farm by my single father I like a days hard work and i was proudly working as a self employed cleaner but after loosing my father and grandmother and having a few heart attacks this year as well as bi lateral dvt's so my doctor has ordered me to stop work for 12 months if I want to be here when Samuel starts school which is all well and good but my home costs $385 per week and now that I am on a pension I am finding it very hard to get ahead and I know Sam is mentally and physically bored but I just cannot afford anything that will safetly allow him to climb every waking moment of the day.
I did purchase him a second hand metal swing set for Christmas but he climbs up the slide and then climbs ontop of the frame instead of sliding down the slide which is apparently only for matchbox cars and teddies according to Sam :)
I really would like to purchase a pirate ship style mini playground for my boy that he can climb all over til his heart is content as it comes with a fireman pole and a climbing net as well as ladders Samuels no1 favourite item on the planet he really loves ladders for some strange reason.
These playgrounds sell between $2500-$5000 complete with crash mats incase of falling little ones and are suitable for doctors surgeries, play groups and the likes so would be perfect for my Samuel and are portable too so if we ever move it can be pulled apart for easy transport.
After talking to a social worker she suggested i go to this web site to help fund Samuel's playground and I know there are far more important charities that are available to donate to but if anyone can help me help my little boy it really would make life so much easier and less stressful for the both of us at home also helping improve my health issues and it would be extremely appreciated more than words could ever express.
If not that's ok and thanks for taking the time to read this to the end and have a lovely day.
Sheena and Samuel :)