Little Victories - Autism Through a Fathers Eyes

Little Victories by Yvon Roy


Autism Dictionary Definition:

A developmental disorder of variable severity that is characterized by difficulty in social interaction and communication and by restricted or repetitive patterns of thought and behaviour.

Possible Symptoms Associated with Autism (though there are many):

  • Avoidance of eye contact or poor eye contact.

  • Behavioural issues.

  • Delay in learning to speak/ Deficit in language comprehension.

  • Intense focus on one topic.

  • Sensitivity to certain sensations including touch, sound or feel.

  • Problems understanding social cues.

  • Repetitive movements.

  • Abnormal body posturing or facial expressions

  • Sleep disturbances.

  • A need for routine.

  • Learning disability.

  • Unusual or monotonous tone of voice.

  • Struggling to recognise their own and other people’s emotions.

In 2020, at least 700,000 people were registered as Autistic in the UK. In the US, 1 in 54 children are diagnosed with Autism and boys are four times more likely to be diagnosed than their female counterparts ( People with Autism are considered “Neurologically Diverse” and vary in severity and range of symptoms. Many are diagnosed in early childhood when symptoms start to develop.


Little Victories is the story of one such child and his father’s experience coming to terms with the new diagnosis. Based entirely on the authors own real life experiences, this raw, truthful telling of his relationship with his son is both inspiring and heart-breaking.


This stunning insight into the nature of autism and the daily struggles of a parent uses humor and compassion to convey its message. This is the perfect creative outlet for anyone - from parent to teacher - looking for detailed information on the subject with a more personal touch. Winner of the Disability Fund & Society Award for Best Biography. From social interaction to new fears, this Dad is finding new ways to help his son cope with his disability. Check out the internal snaps below for a little sneak peek!




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For more information on the Autistic spectrum, check out The National Autistic Society.