September 14, 2014

Northumberland, UK – Toby Henderson has recently moved into his own home, something that his mother never thought she’d see. Toby was diagnosed with autism at the age of five.

Toby has lived with his  his mother Lesley,  for the past 20 years, and finally has his own home.

Lesley, set up the Toby Henderson Trust in her son’s name,  is a nationally recognised resource for families and professionals affected by autism.

The mother-of-four said:

“If we look back to the day he was five nobody would have ever believed he could have done this and achieved so much.

“He is 20 years old and he has grown into a big, handsome man. He is living independently with fantastic carers who treat him as an individual.”

Toby shares his new home with a friend, located  in Seaton Delaval, Northumberland,  the pair rely on round-the-clock carers to help with their daily routines and needs.

Lesley adds:

“To physically hand him over was very difficult and I struggled to find the words. I felt as though some part of me had been cut away.”

The original article on the Chronicle Live website can be read here

 

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