It is not often we get to post a picture like this, but throughout the year, my wife and I, as well as our son have been moved by the friendship and support of so many people. People who have become friends ‘on-line’ and from around the world as well as close at hand.
Growing up with complex disabilities our sons learning disabilities have prevented him from achieving the basics of reading and writing, amongst many other things we taken for granted. He will identify key words, not by reading the word, but by recognising the shape and structure of the writing and will attempt to write a few words, such as his name. As a result, we will read to him any written comment or letter and try to use words and metaphors that help him picture what is said.
Suffering, amongst other conditions, from Hydrocephalus, it has been discovered that people with this condition can see lines paper or written words on a page as spirals causing great issues even focusing on a page.
Our son wanted to express his thanks to all those of you who have contributed to his world over the last year, and beyond and we have worked on preparing this note with him, that he has signed to add that personal touch.