1. Can you tell us a little bit about Liam?
Liam is 15, and it was clear to me from a very early age that he was different to other babies. He didn’t reach any of his milestones on time and was a very poorly baby/toddler. I had to fight for over 15 months to get him diagnosed.
Liam is such a kind, gently spoken boy, he loves football, food, and films. He spends his spare time watching films and then doing PowerPoint presentations on the films’ characters – he knows lots of statistics on lots of actors. He is on medication for his autism, because, without it, he is constantly hyper and cannot sleep.
2. Did you know much about autism prior to Liam’s diagnosis?
I didn’t know anything about autism before his diagnosis. I was very young, and probably a bit naive as to what...