Tuesday, 1 April 2014
To Most, Just a Number in the Huronia Regional Facility. To Us He Was, and Always Will Be, Our Phil. A Personal Story For Autism Awareness Month
Mischievous, Loving, Loyal, Athletic, Sweet but a bit Devious.
This, and more, describes my brother Phil.
But for most of his life he was known simply as a 'client', a 'resident', of Huronia Regional Facility for the Mentally Retarded, now thankfully closed down.
To them, and to many, many people out in the real world, Phil was just a 'thing'. SomeTHING to pity. In honour of World Autism Month, I want to tell you about Phil, THE PERSON.
Let me introduce you to my brother.
Posted by Lori Pollard