My Special Little Girl
You've seen photos of my youngest daughter Michelle on this blog doing things all kids in the country would do. Playing with calves and animals and growing up healthy and happy. Looking at her you wouldn't guess Michelle has autism. Well she has. I watched a movie the other night called "My extraordinary Life" I think that's what it was called. It was about a Mum in the US raising twin sons both with Autism. Like me she persisted in ensuring her two kids got the best possible start and help in life. Michelle has progressed from a severely disabled (she had a badly turned in leg) situation with her physical and mental development. At four she couldn't speak. At five her first few words were Dada and cat and she was barely toilet trained. I resolved right from the beginning when she was diagnosed at three with ASD (Autistic Spectrum Disorder) to help Michelle gain the skills she would need to lead a normal happy life. Now she is nearly ten, riding bikes, playing with calves, climbing trees and doing everything other kids her own age do. I am so lucky to have her and Inaya. Hope you like the photo I took of Michelle today with her now rather large calf club calf Starlight. I am so proud of my special kid.