Todd ‘s  18 th  Birthday I want to thank everybody who has helped me have the best life and also kept my mum and dad sane ...
In the beginning……. <ul><li>I was born in Mackay on March 26 1988. </li></ul><ul><li>It was The International Year of the ...
<ul><li>I grew up on a yacht called Tere Hau Moana. My dad looked after me while Mum and my two bros went to school. </li>...
Ben, Dad and I having fun at home.
School days <ul><li>When I was two we came  to live in Bundaberg. We still lived  on our yacht at Elliott Heads.  I starte...
Holidays . <ul><li>My mum and Dad are so good to me . They take me on holidays all over Australia and sometimes overseas l...
Fun around the Pool.
My Big Bros <ul><li>Ben is my brother and I love it when he comes home cos he takes me places like, to the movies or to bo...
At Luke’s Air Base in Perth.
Ben and Selma
Luke and Louie
Now I am 18! <ul><li>Lots of people ask me what I want to do. Well I don’t know I think I will just chill out with My mum ...
Jenny, My special friend who I stay with in Gympie
Xmas 2005/6
I started my love of driving…anything <ul><li>I started with a Go Cart. I had a motor bike for a while but I just love my ...
Doing Doughies!!!!
Schizophrenia. I almost forgot to tell you that I am suffering from schizophrenia. It is really a bit scary but I am OK if...
My Mum with her friends and mine too.
Thank you  <ul><li>Thank you for being my friend  and a friend to my special family.  </li></ul><ul><li>You have really he...
Think about this  <ul><li>If a man does not keep pace with his companions, </li></ul><ul><li>Perhaps it is because he hear...
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Todd is a Bundaberg resident who's grown up a tad differently than most of us - at the age of 18 some special people in his life tell his story

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Todds 18 Present To His Friends And Supporters

  1. 1. Todd ‘s 18 th Birthday I want to thank everybody who has helped me have the best life and also kept my mum and dad sane !!!
  2. 2. In the beginning……. <ul><li>I was born in Mackay on March 26 1988. </li></ul><ul><li>It was The International Year of the Child. </li></ul><ul><li>My Mum, Dad, Ben and Luke thought I was pretty special …… </li></ul><ul><li>Little did they know just how special…. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>I grew up on a yacht called Tere Hau Moana. My dad looked after me while Mum and my two bros went to school. </li></ul><ul><li>It was a great life. </li></ul><ul><li>I didn’t know that I was different until I started school . I am Autistic and I also am mentally impaired which means my brain doesn’t work that good. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Ben, Dad and I having fun at home.
  5. 5. School days <ul><li>When I was two we came to live in Bundaberg. We still lived on our yacht at Elliott Heads. I started school and my Dad had some free time to himself. </li></ul><ul><li>School was so good cos My mum was with me . </li></ul><ul><li>Eventually I went to Special School where I met more kids like me. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Holidays . <ul><li>My mum and Dad are so good to me . They take me on holidays all over Australia and sometimes overseas like Fiji and NZ. </li></ul><ul><li>We have lots of fun and meet heaps of people. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Fun around the Pool.
  8. 8. My Big Bros <ul><li>Ben is my brother and I love it when he comes home cos he takes me places like, to the movies or to bowling. He picks me up from school and drives me home. I make him laugh when I sing.Selma came from Portugal to meet me. She gave me a great soccer shirt. </li></ul><ul><li>Luke is my brother and he spoils me too. He buys me cool clothes and DVDs. </li></ul><ul><li>When Luke comes home he takes me to the Go-Carts or the beach. </li></ul><ul><li>Louie is Luke’s girlfriend and she is cool.She comes from Perth. I went there to see her a few years ago. </li></ul>
  9. 9. At Luke’s Air Base in Perth.
  10. 10. Ben and Selma
  11. 11. Luke and Louie
  12. 12. Now I am 18! <ul><li>Lots of people ask me what I want to do. Well I don’t know I think I will just chill out with My mum and Dad until I can live by myself when I am older.I know I am different but I still can do lots of things. </li></ul><ul><li>My mum wants to write a book and call it Mr T . </li></ul><ul><li>My Dad wants to go sailing with mum and me too.. I hope </li></ul>
  13. 13. Jenny, My special friend who I stay with in Gympie
  14. 14. Xmas 2005/6
  15. 15. I started my love of driving…anything <ul><li>I started with a Go Cart. I had a motor bike for a while but I just love my Bush bashers!!!! </li></ul><ul><li>Dad reckons I have had 14 cars. </li></ul><ul><li>Cortina, Chevy-Luv ,Mini-Moke, Ford XD, Corolla, Datsun 200B,Corolla, </li></ul><ul><li>Camira ,Lancer, Datsun 120Y, Laser, Datsun 1200,Corona </li></ul>
  16. 16. Doing Doughies!!!!
  17. 17. Schizophrenia. I almost forgot to tell you that I am suffering from schizophrenia. It is really a bit scary but I am OK if I take my tablets. Lots of people suffer from depression and I have a type of that.
  18. 18. My Mum with her friends and mine too.
  19. 19. Thank you <ul><li>Thank you for being my friend and a friend to my special family. </li></ul><ul><li>You have really helped Mum, Dad Ben and Luke especially when I have been a pain . </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t feel sorry for me cos I have a great life . </li></ul><ul><li>Why wouldn’t I when I have such cool people in my family !!! </li></ul>
  20. 20. Think about this <ul><li>If a man does not keep pace with his companions, </li></ul><ul><li>Perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. </li></ul><ul><li>Let him step to the music he hears </li></ul><ul><li>However measured or far away. </li></ul>
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