Dundee mum Vicki Simpson-Price has seen her son transform from troubled teen to medal-winning kickboxer. Vicki is astounded at the physical and mental
Vicki is astounded at the physical and mental health changes in 16-year-old Christian since taking up the sport last year.
He was diagnosed with autism aged two and the family faced challenges such as Christian struggling with school, making friends and his mental health.
Through kickboxing this has all changed – and Vicki is sharing the family’s experience in the hope it will help others with autism.
“The impact on our family life is huge,” Vicki explains.
“At one point he was at CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services) and we were really worried.
“Now there is no more talk of ‘I don’t want to be here’ or ‘I don’t like life’. That was so hard to hear and so worrying.