‘It’s extremely hard,’ says Sharlene, ‘when your child’s siblings, cousins, neighbours and friends are developing at a “normal” pace and you are putting so much effort in to catch up. It took longer with Marcus. My two children most certainly have similar intelligence. But one has perfect ability in every way and one has imperfect ability in so many ways. One was achieving things that were age appropriate and one was delayed. But he caught up to his peers. It’s remarkable how he crossed over the finish line of his school journey and is now studying at University in his area of passion. It’s a classic case of the hare and the tortoise. Marcus hasn’t only caught up. He’s now set to compete as an equal and even possibly win the race.’
You can read more of our success stories in our beautiful hard-cover book, Changing the Story, produced to commemorate our 50th anniversary.