This is my son Toby who has just turned 18. He was diagnosed with Autism at the age of 6 with a mild intellectual disability. He has always had challenges throughout his school life with peers and teachers and his home life with his siblings.
We would all love the opportunity to participate in a funded program that Toby may benefit from not only on a physical level but also emotionally through improving self-esteem. http://www.heraldsun.com.au/leader/outer-east/dancing-man-at-belgrave-bus-stop-brings-smiles-to-passersby/news-story/a61a4dbd9e9c77d9baa80021490b513d for a video link of Toby dancing click above
The dancing man at Belgrave bus stop brings a smile to passersby
A FEARLESS performer who dances like there’s no one around while waiting for the bus has brought joy to passing drivers.
Toby Lunnon just loves to dance. The 21-year-old Belgrave man lives with autism but he doesn’t let that stop him from busting a move.
While waiting for the bus to and from his work at Knoxbrooke in Mt Evelyn, Toby likes to pass the time with a good beat and some sweet steps, something people in the community have grown to cherish.
“I would like to shout out to the really cool dude who dances like no one is watching at the bus stop opposite Joy Ave on Monbulk road in the afternoons,” Charmaine Carrol posted on social media.
“My kids look forward to seeing you every night. You bring them and me so much joy.”
Toby said he had been dancing since a young age and it didn’t really matter where he was if he got the urge he’d be dancing.
“I’ve done it on the train a few times, I’ve never been to a disco but I’ve done it around the city at parks,” Toby said.
“That’s only on workdays that I dance at the bus stops.”
Toby said his freestyle dance style was made up of moves he’d seen on TV and some he’d come up with himself.
He said he liked to listen to anything with a good beat, such as Eminem or Flo Rida.