Each year, on Christmas Eve, the family took Tom to ‘Lots Of Tots,’ a local respite care home for all its wonderful benefits. In addition to those identified factors, it served as an opportunity for all other family members could execute their plan of action.
‘OK, so Tom’s gone. Cally, have you got those sweets he likes?’
‘Yes, I have the sweets.’
‘Good, he can enjoy them in the garden.’
‘Wait a minute, could we maybe consider whether he could be WITH us this year?’
‘Well, we’ve done that for at least two years now. We know he’s probably if not definitely going to go outside, so we can prepare, can’t we Mum? …
Source: Part 2 of An Autistic Christmas
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