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Aidan’s Snakebook

We had a guest in our offices last week who dropped in to show us the book he has been working on. This book is too good to keep to ourselves so we had to share it! It crucial that we encourage and support autistic people to embrace their special interests. Meet Aidan
Aidan Foran is 9 years old. Born on 5/2/10 (Aquarius if you’re asking!). He lives in Wicklow with his Mum Aisling, brother Odhran, cat Patch and dog Lola.
Aidan had speech delay and found it hard to socialize as a young child. His love of animals and nature came largely from watching documentaries online which also helped him learn how to speak as he is very visual and kinaesthetic in his learning style.  
Aidan received his diagnosis at age 3 and didn’t get to attend school preschool until he was 5 as there were no school places. Although it can sometimes be challenging trying to fit into the mainstream setting, Aidan loves attending school and learning new things and has benefited greatly from his great relationship with his special class teaching team Sarah, Sandra and Di.
Aidan started his love of animals with dinosaurs, quickly moving onto ladybirds and making his own snail farm, much to his mother’s delight…
Aidan can recall huge amounts of information about animals and conservation. He someday wants to go to college to obtain a degree in Zoology. He would like to help others “learn about animals and stop them killing wildlife:’ another Greta Thunberg in the making!
Aidan with brother (Odhran) and mother (Aisling)
Over the summer holidays Aidan wrote his first book. The Deadliest Snakes of All.  Aidan wrote the book by hand, pulling from his vast knowledge of snakes and their many venoms.
Aidan’s brother who is extremely proud of his brother helped Aidan to turn his manuscript into a typed book. We have shared it below and hope that you enjoy reading it.
Our junior David Attenborough is currently working on his second book, Deadliest Constrictors, which will be out soon.

by - 3 August, 2019

Last updated by - August 3, 2019

in Community Voices, Parenting, Socialising, Teach Me As I Am

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