Thank you so much to everyone that contributed to Nathan's quilt, he loves it, and wrote this message to you all
I loved the quilt you made me, whenever I'm sad it cheers me up. when I unwrapped it I was surprised so thanks for the quilt :) 🙂-Nathan
Nathan was born 1 week early. He refused to breast feed and had little interest in the bottle. Even now he is very slow to eat and prefers to eat easy food, preferably with his fingers. He also had reflux for the first year.
Nathan reached all his milestones until it came to walking. He was on his feet and would walk holding onto things but didn't walk unaided until he was 2 years old.
The family always described Nathan as being quirky. He always seemed different to other children his age, being more mature, but often living in his own world. When he went to nursery he preferred the company of the adults to the children. However, it wasn't until he moved to school that we could get anyone to confirm our suspicions that he was on the spectrum, even then it took another 2 years to get a formal diagnosis.
Nathan is great fun to be with, he still prefers the company of adults rather than his peers and you never quite know what he will say next.
He has trouble with social interaction, not truly understanding relationships with other people. He is also very insecure in new situations, and does not like rough games or climbing like other boys his age.
Nathan loves his owls, he has a selection of cuddly owls that each have a name and he will often take them out with him.