By asking people with autism or family and friends of loved ones with autism from around the world about how Christmas affects the routines and general calm that a lot of help and support can create in everyday life on Facebook and Twitter, the next week or so will be loved and loathed in equal measure.
Where Joel will be more than happy to play Santa on Christmas morning by giving out presents to loved ones and then enjoying their reactions in Australia, Leonie will be excited in the Netherlands as she will have a break from a Christmas period that usually stresses her out.
Jojo will just be happy to end the stressful build-up and just enjoy the big day in Britain, while Kristi’s son will also be in Blighty but will be joyfully eat cereal in another room. These interesting stories will hopefully bring a hardly unusual fact of autism home! Continue reading