Mothering, Learning, Sharing.
Welcome to Raising Girls on the Autism Spectrum. I am Orla and I am a Mum to three children, Josh, Anna and Sarah, who are all Autistic. In the years since Josh was diagnosed we have seen awareness of Autism grow in our society , recognition of the need and the right to acceptance and inclusion.
What we do not have is the same level of awareness or recognition of girls on the Autism Spectrum. I want to change that. I can't do much but I can make a start by telling our story and the stories of other girls and women on the Autism Spectrum and those raising them.
We have the somewhat unique perspective of raising a boy and two girls on the spectrum who present very differently in terms of Autistic traits so I believe that gives me a good base to start. I am no expert but I have experienced a lot over the years. I want to share what I have learned and continue to share as I continue to learn. I come from a line of strong women and I want to educate myself in order to allow my daughters have the opportunity to reach their full potential and carry on that line of strong women.
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