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LoveQuiltsUK - Alistair's quilt

Alistair's quilt   (Quilt Coming Soon)

Illness: Autism

Theme: Specific characters

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Photo of Alistair

Theme details

Specific characters - Fireman Sam, Postman Pat, Bob the Builder, Thomas the tank characters, Tigger. Balloons on the label if possible

Child Interests

Alistair loves being outdoors. He loves sensory olay( bubbles,confetti,balloons). Fireman Sam, postman pat, bob the builder, Thomas the tank are all favourites. Alistair likes the colour blue. Also bright colours.


Alistair was born 2 days early. It was a ventouse delivery. He was a very colicky baby. Didn’t sleep much but still full of energy. He was walking by 10 month. He used to get upset being around people he didn’t know and large noisy areas. He didn’t bother with other children.

At 2yrs old he started nursery and within weeks they asked if health visitor could assess him. He was then sent for assessment and I was told at first app he had autism but wouldn’t be diagnosed for at least a year. After about 8 month he was moved to a new nursery which was smaller class with more staff. He loved it. Alistar is non-verbal. At this point his diet became more restricted.

Alistair started school and within weeks we knew it wasn’t right setting. After a full year there he moved to a new school and settled so quickly. He loved being there. He flourished. This year he started high school and has settled amazingly. Took it all in his stride. He’s learning to write his name, his understanding of language is fantastic.

At nearly 13yrs old Alistair is still non-verbal. He’s a very placid and loving boy. He’s had to deal with so many changes in life which isn’t easy for someone with autism. Myself and his dad separated when he was 5, he’s moved Nursery and schools and we’ve had to move house and he adjusts to all of this so quickly and without much distress.

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