From now on I’m going to aim to write a weekly post on Tuesdays on something I recommend to do with Aspergers or Autism. These will very from books and films to magazines and websites.
On that day is written by a mother about her daughter. It is a beautiful song about how the mother copes with knowing something was different about her daughter and finding out her daughter had autism. I think the lyrics are beautiful and very meaningful. I absolutely love this song and I think it perfectly highlights the worries parents have but it also shows the love of a mother. I think Jayne done an amazing job at writing he song, singing it and making the video. A video full of information on autism and pictures of her daughter.
I recently saw a video that my friend made a while back. She interviewed 3 workers at the Autistic Spectrum Inclusion Project and 4 young people with AS. One of the young people interviewed was me. I remember doing the interview with my friend about 2 years ago. Sadly the club were this was filmed and is spoken about often in the video closed down in august. I was there when Sam was filming Jess and Becky’s interviews but this is the first time I’ve seen it in full. Sam told me this is the proudest thing she has done and I think it should be, this is amazing. I hope we have managed help anyone who watches this video.
Please watch it and let Sam know what you think of it, because she worked exceptional hard on this.
When girls found out I had Asperger’s Syndrome, they would ask what is it? I’d tell them it was a part of the autistic spectrum. To which they would stare back at me with even more confusion on their face. No pupil in school has ever known what autism was without me explaining it to them.
But they all have known what AIDS, diabetes and cancer are.
Yet more children will be diagnosed with autism this year than with AIDS, diabetes, and cancer combined.
How come most people have heard about AIDS, diabetes and cancer. Yet barely anyone knows about autism. I just get annoyed I mean to get me wrong I feel lucky that I don’t have AIDS, diabetes or cancer. But I get upset that I don’t get supported and I am sick of people being horrible to me just because they don’t know about Aspergers.
There needs to be more awareness and fundraising to help people with autism and their family.