Is Autism Awareness Helping My Autistic Daughter?


April is fast becoming synonymous with autism awareness now. The media cover it, charities promote it and even schools use it as a time to raise the profile of a condition that is guaranteed to affect several pupils, if not more, within their school. I’ve heard of everything from pyjamas days, sky dives, videos, poems and various hashtags circulating, all in the name of ‘autism awareness.’ I’m not against any of this and in fact my own daughter asked me herself if she could do something this month to raise awareness of the very condition that she lives with. I encourage her self advocacy so I’m using my own Facebook page ( and my personal profile to share her daily photographs on her behalf, since at ten she isn’t even old enough for her own social media account.

However, I don’t allow my daughter access to social media…

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Is your world a better place with a diagnosis?

Knowing who you are and yet not understanding why you are must be confusing at best, crippling at worst. I understand that for some, the not knowing might seem a better option than being 100% certain. Fear of the unknown though in my opinion leaves so many possibilities open, so many pathways for the brain …

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