Student Stories

Michael

Michael

Michael's StoryEARLY DAYS Michael was diagnosed with autism when he was 2 years old, although there had been several worrying signs before that. He was not fond of close contact, resulting in difficulties with breastfeeding. He had little eye contact, and from 6...

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Elizabeth

Elizabeth

Elizabeth's StoryEARLY DAYS Elizabeth was an unsettled baby and needed to be held constantly to settle, including during sleep time. She was a late crawler and walker. An occupational therapist assessed her to be at the bottom 5% of her age group for physical and...

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Ollie

Ollie

Ollie's StoryEARLY DAYS   Ollie was born in 2007 to much celebration. We were still in the hospital when we noticed he had difficulty feeding and settling. On reflection, Ollie was also experiencing quite frequent seizures that went undiagnosed for nine months....

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Marco

Marco

Marco's StoryEARLY DAYS Marco was born just before Christmas 2006. He was a very quiet, placid baby who loved routine. He was very attached and affectionate but also engrossed in his own thoughts, extremely happy in his own company. His speech developed on time and he...

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Johnny

Johnny

Johnny's Story,EARLY DAYS Johnny was diagnosed with autism at the age of two. At that stage he had no speech, little awareness of the outside world and very poor motor skills. He loved staring at lines and flapping his hands. Johnny had speech therapy, play therapy,...

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