Dylan is 21. He attended a National Autistic Society school as a day pupil from 11-19 and is currently transitioning into an NAS home for adults having attended a day centre for people with learning disabilities for a couple of years after leaving school.
Dylan has a great sense of humour and a generally happy outlook on life. He loves to go on holidays and trips and is passionate about the sea. Dylan’s special interests include steam trains, outdoor activities (ice skating, cycling, walking and swimming), films and books.
Dylan loves his DVDs and videos and is a big fan of Pinocchio, Peter Pan, Little Mermaid, Thomas the Tank Engine, Postman Pat and Polar Express. He also likes Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter and the Studio Ghibli films. Dylan’s favourite books are Disney stories, Owl Babies, What is the Sun? and The Mousehole Cat.
Dylan has recently developed an interest in music and enjoys listening and dancing to favourite CDs. He has an eclectic taste which includes Adele (his favourite), Sting, Elvis Costello and Sophie Van Otter, Edie Brickell and New Bohemians, Nick Cave, Imogen Heap and Beethoven. You can read more about Dylan’s interest in music, and listen to his playlist, in this post.
Dylan was diagnosed as autistic just before his second birthday. He also has a severe communication and learning disability although he is becoming increasingly confident with speech and has a few words which are recognisable.