Paddy McGuiness and his wife Christine have managed their first family holiday in four and half years. Paddy took to Instagram to share his joy at being able to take his four year old twins, Penelope and Leo, who both have autism, on their first family holiday, along with their younger sister Felicity. Paddy encouraged other parents of children with autism not to give up hope.
“Being parents with autistic children, for us, family holidays have been a pipe dream until now! After 4 and a half years we’ve finally conquered a family holiday…to Preston!!! Ribby Hall Village to be exact. We managed two days there, which for us was massive. We had to take so much stuff but to see our kids having fun was well worth it. We had our own little bungalow/chalet which was great. If you’re a parent dealing with autism daily, please don’t give up hope on things like holidays. It was a hell of a long time getting there but we did it. Now all I need to do is sleep for a week!!! #Easter holidays#autism#autismawareness#familyholiday#knackered”
If you would like tips on family life and holiday preparation for people with autism, please contact the National Autistic Society (NAS) for some good advice on the following link:-