Hands up who watched A Current Affairs Autism Forum?
I watched it online this morning and was pleased to see that the challenges of raising a child with special needs and the lack of support were discussed.
But I was equally unhappy that adults on the spectrum were not part of the forum. Surely when we are discussing Autism, there should be representatives not only from parents, educators and researchers in the Autism field … but also people on the spectrum themselves?
Anyways, here again is my amazing Aspie girl, speaking her truth, the same truth that the parents, educators and researchers were talking about on ACA last night. Autism never ends, it is forever.
For those who would like to do something to help.
You can email Jenny Macklin the Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and Minister for Disability Reform at firstname.lastname@example.org
Help the Olga Tennison Autism Research Centre because the more knowledge we have about ASD the more we can help both those on the spectrum and their families.