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Autism on the Tube

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Bags Fri 11-Jan-13 10:21:56

A dad's relationship to his autistic son. This is a lovely blog post.

Anne58 Fri 11-Jan-13 10:32:34

Is that the chap who took his son on a long trek where he really seemed to bond with the horse, or am I confusing him with someone else?

Butty Fri 11-Jan-13 11:15:15

Been following it B. Yes, it is lovely blog. smile

Grannyknot Fri 11-Jan-13 11:43:02

phoenix that is someone else, that book is called The Horse Boy I think.

Granny23 Fri 11-Jan-13 12:48:44

Thank you again Bags - you do find the most wonderful things to bring to our attention flowers

PRINTMISS Fri 11-Jan-13 16:06:37

That is a lovely blog, and proves how much we can learn if we just make the time to listen. Great for dad good for his son, and may they continue to share the simple pleasure of riding on trains for a long time to come.

trendygran Fri 11-Jan-13 22:40:42

What an amazing piece of prose.More so the true dedication of this father to his Autistic Son. Sadly, in my experience as a worker and now a volunteer in the world of Autism, so many fathers,and very occasionally,mothers ,cannot accept the many and varied challenges of raising such a child, or children, and leave the family altogether. So many Mums are left to cope alone. A VERY difficult life for those affected.