Luca Scott Beetge was born on the 23rd October 2007 at King's College Hospital Southwark London, so our journey begins, Luca has a speech delay and social interaction concerns associated with the autism spectrum disorder.
We moved back to South Africa in 2009 and Luca was diagnosed when he was 3 years old PDD-NOS - High Functioning and add to the mix ADHD, from then on it has been a long hard road to get him the proper intervention needed in a country that was not geared for autism, speech therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy and behavior therapy, finding a preschool to assist with social interaction.
All we want for Luca is to be part of our world we live in, our journey has taken Luca through 4 Preschools and 3 Primary schools in 5 years, and also consider he was held back a year before attending his first mainstream school.
Luca is awesome and has done extremely well year after year in all aspects of his development, routine is very crucial even though he hates it, a constant give and take with a mix of negotiations he get down and tackles each day's task, and yes there are to total meltdowns, but as super ninja warriors we know how to navigate it.
So we wanted Luca to part of our world, wrong we are part of his world and let me tell you it's a beautiful one.
Our objective is to connect with people, share our experiences and have others share theirs in return creating awareness and helping others better understand the Autism Spectrum Disorder.
If you would like to contact us you can do it here or connect with us on facebook.
Love Light And Happiness.
Luca Liam Zandi & Jacques