Ashley’s 16th birthday is fast approaching, and I would really like to be able to do something special to celebrate. But..
- She doesn’t like crowds
- Too much noise and too many lights can be overly stimulating for her
- She has a very short list of foods she will eat
- And she doesn’t have any real ‘friends’ because of the severity of her disability and the communication barriers presented by her deafblindness.
All those reasons are why we usually end up celebrating her birthday at home with just the family.
But I really want this birthday to be different – to be special – something she can remember always.