Covid: ‘We’re so proud of how Bertie bounced back’

The parents of a five-year-old boy with autism spoke of their pride in the progress he has made since he started school.

Bertie, of Loughborough, who is non-verbal, started school in September 2020 after a tough lockdown that left him deprived of a special needs playgroup, autism awareness and speech therapy.

However, he has thrived since attending school and was recently nominated for Young Person of the Year at the National Awards Recognizing the Achievement of Young People with Complex Disabilities, run by Charity Sense.

“When I think about how proud I am, it makes me emotional,” said his mother, Laura.

Video reporters: Chris Waring and Elise Chamberlain

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