Ok... So my last BLOG got deleted (by ME). My Mum gave me a little talking to, as mothers do! She said keep it positive! I appreciate her opinion. My last BLOG was a rant and really not purposeful at all. So as I am not feeling greatly positive today I am going to share with you our story from an amazing platform that we featured on this morning!!! If you missed it, here it is!
Project: Just Like You is proud to present James! We are delighted to announce James is part of our global project, as his story comes from Sydney, Australia!! This is his story!
James is 3 years old and diagnosed with
Autism Spectrum Disorder. According to his mother and his advocacy champion, Sharna, "Jame's diagnosis is just a label. A label that allows us to access specialists and therapists that he needs in his team to help us bring out his full potential. Other than this reason the diagnosis means nothing! It's just another way. Autism is just another way.
Another way to think, another way to learn and another way to achieve. And achieve he does!" (Sharna shares photos and stories of James on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/jameshealthjourney )
She continues, "James has the most amazing photographic memory, he can count to 1000, he knows things well beyond his years! James is affectionate, loving and social. James loves the beach, soccer and has a passion for trains. James was classed as non-verbal in January of 2016 when he was diagnosed. After a lot of hard work (mainly on his part) James is receptive and has expressive speech! These kids are only different, not less-than. They need time, love, and patience and that's what we will continue to give our son!"
We couldn't have said it any better!
James is #JustLikeYou