A Glimpse into our autism: Just a boy!

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Dear friend,

Yesterday he performed his first DJ set in a bar. The huge smile on his face lit up the whole room and his eyes sparkled with excitement. This was his moment!

I hid my feelings behind the camera, as I so often do, looking at our life through a lens can give me the distance I need to control my racing emotions.

I could never in my wildest dreams have imagined this day. How could the confident, smiling boy who was commanding the room be the same toddler who hid behind my legs when anyone spoke to him, or the frustrated, anxious child who just wanted to blend into the background? The tears pricked my eyes and caught in my throat, halting my speech but I heard him saying:

Mum you're so embarrassing...

So pulled myself together and stepped back into the moment.

Two hands holding jigsaw pieces together
Much of our life with autism is about control, keeping things normal, sticking to the routine, making him feel safe but mostly self control...

Butterfly with coloured jigsaw pieces pattern with textI have learned to be less reactive, to stay calm and hide those emotions but it isn't always easy!

Watching my beaming son I felt totally overwhelmed with pride and emotion but surrounded by the love and support of our family and friends, I got a glimpse of how lucky we really are.

He is happy and he is loved!

This was a day to come out from behind the camera, forget about autism and just celebrate my boy!

Yesterday he performed his first DJ set in a bar. The huge smile on his face lit up the whole room and his eyes sparkled with excitement. This was his moment!






A glimpse into autism is a series of short letters that explore how autism effects us on a day to day basis. Disclaimer:  this is our experience not all autistic people are the same.





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