Yesterday I decided to just spend some quality time with Reilly letting him lead the way and seeing where it took us. It took us to the skate park on a beautiful sunny day. My mind was still buzzing from watching The Life of Reilly the night before so a welcome bit of time out to process it all. The feedback we have received from autistic people, families of autistic people, teachers, SENCOs, theatre goers in general is outstanding so there WILL be more showings of The Life of Reilly and I think it could be groundbreaking for public understanding. Let’s hope so.
I always take my camera along on sunny days and this morning I sat down to edit my photographs while watching Richard & Jaco – Life with autism. I stopped editing photos and became engrossed after 2 minutes. Richards fears resonated with me as a parent of an autistic child, my biggest fear is what if I die closely followed by how will he cope as an adult. I think one of my most popular posts was Grim. It still keeps me awake at night and I can’t imagine it will stop anytime soon. Please give it a watch – education, stimming, employment, independence, fears and love. It’s fantastic. Richard & Jaco – Life with autism (will be available to watch again soon will post the link).
Love this boy and how he comes at life with this fierce yet vulnerable nature. Not so much love for piggy back home with scooter, shopping, camera bag a bottle of pop and two chip butties ;).