Big thank you from

Rebecca Dyer

Rebecca DyerREBECCA Dyer, 21, is a member of the Autism NI Lisburn branch. She has a three - year old son who has autism and says the local group has been a huge support to her and her family. The trips, fun days and summer schemes that it has provided for her son have greatly improved his social skills and speech and for that she can not thank the branch enough.

What do you like doing on your day off?
I am not working at the minute as I am a full time mum and carer to my son, so when I do get a day or a night to myself I like going out for dinner with my boyfriend or a night out with my friends. Although most of the time I just like being really boring and sitting in enjoying the peace and quiet and relaxing.

If you were to choose your favourite meal what would it be, where and why?
Definitely my mums shepherds pie, no-one can ever make a meal quite like mum.

What has been your proudest moment?
When I had my son, being able to hold a child so beautiful and perfect and know he was mine was the proudest moment of my life.

What was the most frightening moment of your life?
When my son got diagnosed with autism I had no idea what autism was or how it was going to affect his life and our lives. Luckily I had so much support from my family, friends and of course Autism NI Lisburn branch to help us get through that frightening moment in our lives.

How would you describe your taste in clothes?
I have quite a quirky taste in clothes. Depending on my mood one day I could be in an all black and leather jacket mood and the next day I could in be all flowery tops and wee dresses.

What would you do if you won a million pounds?
I honestly would not know what to do with that kind of money so I would put my mum in charge of it, She is the shopping queen so with her helping me I'm sure we would have it spent in a matter of days.

What was your most embarrassing moment?
My life is full of embarrassing moments, I'm constantly falling over things, banging into things (eg. lampposts) and saying things without thinking.

What music do you like?
I like a bit of a variety, but at the minute I think the singer Adele is unbelievable.

Describe your best ever holiday. What would your dream holiday be?
My best holiday had to be when me and my family went to Euro Disney, my son loved it. I would love to take him to Disneyland in Florida, at the minute the long flight would be too diffrcult for him to cope with but it's something to look forward to in the future.

What is your greatest remaining ambition?
I want to go to university and finish my studies to he a nurse

If you could spend a day with a celebrity whom would you choose?
It would have to be Lady Ga Ga, I bet that would be one strange and interesting day.

If you were stranded on a desert island what three things would you want with you?
James Cordon, to keep me laughing the whole time. A good bikini so I can get a great tan and a mobile so I can phone myself a boat home eventually.

Favourite things

  • Film: Armageddon
  • Comedian: James Cordon
  • CD: Adele "21"
  • Book: Paul O'Grady autobiography
  • Actor: Gerard Butler
  • Actress: Angelina Jolie

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