This is the amazing moment a man who can’t speak takes to the stage to sing this Christmas song perfectly.
Kyle Coleman, 25, was diagnosed with ‘Classic Autism’ when he was three-years-old.
Over time Kyle retreated from the world, leaving him unable to communicate with anyone.
But amazingly, he finds his voice when he sings.
Dressed in a Christmas jumper and a festive hat, Kyle took to the stage in his local pub in Gwithian, Cornwall, to sing Shakin’ Stevens’ classic hit Merry Christmas Everyone.
But spectators were stunned when Kyle opened his mouth and belted out the tune in perfect key.
Over 115,000 people have now watched the video on Facebook after it was posted on December 22.
Visit Kyle on https://www.facebook.com/KyleSingsForAutism/
Christmas came early to John and our family. My book, Living Autism Day by Day: Daily Reflections and Strategies to Give You Hope and Courage, made it as a FINALIST to the The 2015 USA Best Book Awards (Parenting and Family)! http://www.usabooknews.com/2015awardannouncement.html
With this, I would like to send out my heartfelt gratitude to everyone who had made this happen.
Autism in itself is a huge challenge and your constant support truly touched me and my family particularly John. All my book’s awards, I offer them in gratitude to everyone who continually motivate me to go the mile in raising Autism awareness and acceptance.
This award is for you.
For those who wish to know about my book, you can check out my website for a sneak peek: http://livingautismnow.com/book/.
To order, simply go to http://livingautismnow.com/buy-now/. (for Amazon deliveries)
Once again, from the bottom of my heart—THANK YOU SO MUCH!
The question of who will eventually care for their autistic son, Adam, weighed heavily on Deborah Pugh and her husband until their daughter stepped forward to lift the burden.
Adam Elsharkawi, 24, will live with his parents in North Vancouver, B.C., working part-time in a bakery, and will eventually move in with his sister, Jemana, and her husband.
Adam hasn’t been told yet that he will one day have to move. Pugh knows parents of children with autism who aren’t as lucky.
“It makes me feel incredibly fortunate that my daughter is actually prepared to do this, incredibly fortunate,” she said. Pugh said a “tsunami of teens with autism” will soon reach adulthood, and many families are struggling to plan for their children’s future care.
One in 68 children live with the complex neurobiological condition that affects their ability to communicate and interact with others and often results in repetitive behaviour and attachment to routines or objects, said the B.C. Ministry of Children and Family Development.
Some will be able to live independently but others won’t, as the symptoms range from mild to severe.
A label is too small for a human being’s magnificence.
Am I Autistic or Do I Have Autism?
The National Autistic Society (NAS) has recently conducted a study on what to call people on the spectrum. You can read about it here. There seems to be a lot of debate as to whether one should say, “He or she has autism” or “He or she is autistic.” I’m on the autistic spectrum myself, and people have sometimes asked me, “Do you want me to say you’re autistic or do you want me to say that you have autism?”
kudos to both mom and daughter.