Article by Ceri Wheeldon
While some mothers dread the day their children fly the nest and leave home, there are others who know that life for them, and their , will not be quite so straightforward. Similarly , where for most families, Christmas is a time for coming together, socialising, and breaking the daily routine, there are families where any change in routine can bring about problems.
Christmas and children with autism
Machita has twin sons, both with aspergers syndrome who are just turning 18. For their family, Christmas has always meant sticking to a normal daily routine, and avoiding surprises. No surprises from Santa under the tree when the boys were growing up, but gifts they had been shown and knew were wrapped and waiting with their names on under the tree. Family Christmases...