Catherine’s Story

East Kilbride

We received a grant in Summer 2016 and we used it to go on holiday. I hadn’t taken my children on holiday before. So myself my partner and our children 11, 5 and 2 all went to Craig Tara.  Patrick has autism and last year was 4 and didn’t communicate with words.  At home Patrick had limited space and on holiday the apartment was open plan and my little boy changed. He got up asked for breakfast picked his food and went swimming for the 1st time.  If I could take the happiness my boy has in water and bottle it I’d be a millionaire. Our holiday changed us all. The children all had a great time and played together and we relised that although Patrick has autism we have to let him have some freedom too.