‘Hands – The True Story of a Mother & Her Son’ by Benny Wills

This is the true story – and one which is guaranteed to make you think.


Every year thousands of mothers experience their healthy child slip away into an autistic abyss. It’s agonizing and heartbreaking. They know the cause, but are often ridiculed and demeaned if dare speak up.

This is the true story of my friend April and her son, Aydan.

I was inspired by her story so I wrote a poem about it. Because art can sometimes reach people in ways conversation, debate and presentations cannot.

People need to know the truth. I was lucky enough to share it at the Alternative View conference in England.