We know a lot about rugby but have to admit we don’t know so much about autism. So reading this is a real eye opener and shows how rugby is a family for everyone. Thanks for sharing your story Lisa.
How Rugby works with Autism
It took 4 very long years for Ellis to get his formal diagnosis of Autism. We just struggled on as parents do, trying to do what we thought, and still think, is the best. In this his dad, Graham, and I have discovered that being a parent to an autistic child is one of the loneliest and isolating jobs we as have ever done, but also the most rewarding, especially when your son is involved with rugby!
To look at our 9 year old autistic son, you wouldn’t think he had a neurological disorder, because he is what I would call an average 9 year old boy. He loves his Lego, playing on his tablet, playing out with his friends, and then he has his passion of rugby.