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What a difference a year makes

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about 4 years ago

by Amanda Wright

What a difference a year makes

This is my son Brandon, he is 9, he is eating and smiling!! Not something I have been able to say for many years.

A few of you have followed my posts on linked in about my desperate plea for help to support my son have a much better quality of life. Brandon has a variety of learning disabilities and for years we did not have much help and were left in what I can only describe as a state of 'crisis'. Brandon despite being small would be very aggressive, he would display significant self-injurious and somewhat violent behavior which became very alarming to support with and for my small daughter to witness (at times.) 

With meetings with new doctors (his 13th pediatrician) and after waiting 1 and a half years for a CAMHS appointment we got some help with some medication. Putting into place visuals (that he accepted), ear defenders, glasses, timetables, a new teacher at school, new taxi service and now a new school altogether I can't explain the difference in my boy, my beautiful boy. He is happy, he laughs, he smiles, he tells jokes, he tells me he loves me. What a year we are having. :-)

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