Michelle, my sister who I live with has Down Syndrome. She does not like birds on her - just one of those people. She loves to watch the budgies and paddy in their cages but is freaked out and scared of any bird on or near her. She only ever let Frankie my first budgie sit on her once and it did not end very well (he was fine afterwards, don't worry).
Anyhow she has patted paddy once a few weeks ago which was huge. We went into her room before bed last night and she let him come in - that alone is huge. She let him play on her bed and as he was hiding in the doona she reached out to pat him! I nearly died. I said "Sisi, do you want him to sit on you?" thinking she'd say "noooooooooooooooooo way". Anyhow see below. Paddy will go to anyone and loves people in general. I'm so glad as I need him to be like this as I go overseas for holidays most years for 2 months and would hate him to be bonded to me only. I'm his flock leader or whatever but I'm so glad he will go to others.