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"Autism can be a gift because it can really help to give you that extra will-power, and you can get into things a lot more than many non-autistic people."

Callum McBride
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Autism can be a gift because it can help give you that extra will-power. You can get into things a lot more than many non-autistic people. Personally, I'm really into boxing and fitness. I also enjoy rap, film and photography.

Autism can also be a curse as it makes socialising 100x more complicated, because of anxiety. Socialising doesn’t come naturally to me. It’s something I’ve had to learn over time.

"Autism can be a gift because it can help give you that extra will-power and you can get into things a lot more than many non-autistic people."
Callum McBride
"As a parent, you know your child best. Trust your instincts and don't be afraid to ask questions and to challenge if required."
Alison McBride
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We are all so proud of Callum. He is a kind, gentle and thoughtful young man. He has faced and still faces so many challenges. He deals with everything in such a brave and mature manner and I am sure he has a very bright future. It is a pleasure to be his mum.

"We are all so proud of Callum. He is a kind, gentle and thoughtful young man. It is a pleasure to be his mum."
Alison McBride