A little boy with autism is able to address things in life with a lot more ease, thanks to a feline friend. Fraser was born with autism. Fraser’s mother, Louise, knew that she had to do something to help her child, as things don’t come as easily to a child with autism – communication is a particular difficulty.
Louise never expected that a rescue cat named Billy would be the help that she and Fraser needed. As Fraser got older, nothing seemed to interest him much, but one day out of the blue, he started playing with the family cat. A light bulb went off in Louise’s head, and she thought it would be a good idea to get Fraser a cat of his own. The family cat was old and was not very friendly, so a younger cat would be brought in.
Billy has helped Fraser so much that Louise has even written a book about their lives together. As a parent with a child with Asperger’s, I find Louise’s openness and honesty about her learning to understand her son very refreshing. Many people with autism, and on the spectrum, find they are more comfortable with pets and find in them a sense of security.
Watch the video below about how much Billy has helped Fraser. It is wonderful that Louise was so aware of how her son was with the family cat, that she had the idea of letting Fraser be responsible for his own cat. This is such a touching and beautiful story that is going to leave you with all the happy feels.