For Paul, he sees this an opportunity to start important interventions like speech therapy earlier, giving parents who were in a similar situation to him better peace of mind and helping increase understanding for children on the autism spectrum.
Ned wants to be a mad scientist when he grows up or maybe an app designer or an author. “He’s a great writer,” Jane exclaimed. His biggest concern is not having enough time to do all the things he wants. Jane also worries about whether Australian society will progress fast enough to better welcome people with autism into the workplace. He has a lot to offer, he’ll just need a bit of understanding.
Miles is learning French, German and Danish and Paul says he speaks them well already. Miles hopes to use them on travels spotting his favourite cars along the Autobahn in Germany and he hopes to move back to Denmark someday.
One of the first psychologists Paul spoke to when Miles was diagnosed, who was married to someone with Asperger’s herself, told Paul something he recalls to this day. “Don’t ever underestimate what he can do,” she had said. And Paul admits, she was absolutely right.