This is Sawyer. He turns 6 in July and he is one of the happiest, excitable children I’ve ever come across. After a significant speech delay he now doesn’t stop talking, so long as the subject matter is Thomas the Tank Engine. ‘Thomas Land’ is what we call Sawyer’s safe place, a fictional world he has made in his mind, to where he can retreat when he feels most anxious.

I decided to start writing a blog about our experiences with Sawyer’s diagnosis of high-functioning ASD. I don’t know yet where it will take me, what I will learn or what others can perhaps learn from me. But with nothing to lose, I have decided to give it a go.

Please have a read and let me know what you think!

Nic xx