Man with autism given special tricycle


Liam Avion and his mother Alix with Liam’s new bike, which has been modified to give him more mobility.
Liam Avion and his mother Alix with Liam’s new bike, which has been modified to give him more mobility.

Mr Avion, who has autism, received the tricycle after a $1500 donation from the Noranda and Bayswater community branches of Bendigo Bank.

TADWA’s customised aids and equipment manager John Otago said he hoped the trike would improve Mr Avion’s life.

“TADWA Freedom Wheels is about giving a person with a disability the ability to enjoy a newfound sense of fun and independence,” he said.

“Liam was diagnosed with autism and is non-verbal, so the new bike will give him more mobility, greater freedom and change his life for the better.”