Adam has Agenesis of the Corpus Callosum (ACC), a rare disorder that is characterised as an absence of fibres in the brain that connect the two cerebral hemispheres. He has global developmental delays, sensory processing difficulties and physical difficulties that means he uses a wheelchair. Adam is also non-verbal.
Sally found out about Calvert Trust Exmoor from friends who are members of Corpal, a UK charity supporting those with ACC.
Whilst talking about why they decided to visit the centre, Sally told us:
“We hadn’t had a holiday for years; we struggle to find anything Adam can do, and end up just doing the same things we would do at home but in a different place!
Adam loves being outdoors and he’s a bit of an adrenaline junkie, so Calvert Trust Exmoor sounded ideal for him.”
After their first visit in 2018, Sally said:
“I can’t put into words how much this break has meant to us, we had the most amazing week. Adam did activities we never thought possible and we have shared so many special moments that I will treasure forever; being in a sailing boat, alone with just Adam with no restraints or chair, was very special.
It is truly a very special place, somewhere we could be ourselves and celebrate Adam’s differences instead of apologising for them.”