New Accessible Garden for Five Year Old Cayden

Posted on the 30th April 2019

Cayden has autism, which affects his behaviour, learning ability and communication. He also has hypermobility which makes him unsteady on his feet. He has no awareness of danger so his parents need to watch him at all times. He is hypersensitive which makes his care very challenging at times.

Cayden loves to be outside, he likes to run around and climb things. He is unable to go to the park with his other siblings due to his challenging behaviour, but the family garden was too unsafe for him to play in.

Garden Makeover

Volunteers from Hilti joined our team and helped transform Cayden’s garden over a total of three days, creating a fantastic area where he can run and play and the whole family can spend time together.

The existing uneven grass was replaced by an area of artificial grass and decking during two days in November against tremendous odds due to the weather conditions. Immediately Cayden had an area he could run around and play on.

Hilti team members then returned for a third day in the new year to complete the garden with Cayden’s very own climbing frame and slide, finished off with an area of safety matting underneath. Cayden now has a safe and secure garden where he can play and burn off energy which will help his behaviour and mood, as well as being able to spend quality time outside with his parents and siblings.

Watch Cayden's garden makeover project develop over the three days...

"Absolutely unbelievable, I’m speechless!”

Stephanie - Cayden’s mum

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