This is the voice of those touched by autism.
One Voice was created to share stories of autism (ASD) to the world. Our voices are here to help create a better understanding of a true neurological difference that can be elusive and misunderstood. Not all of the stories are the same though many of us share common issues. Please feel free to submit your story in the form below. You may also submit a resource here.
Sarah - Michigan
Hello, my son just got diagnosed with ASD end of March/ beginning of April. We have our ups and downs. And days that I feel emotional. But with speech, OT, ABA therapy, early education, speech through school and IEP. He's came along way. He has along way to go yet. But he's doing amazing. He's my little hero. He is 4 as of October 16th, he got diagnosed at 3.
Bryce - Victoria, Australia
When I was 9 years old I was diagnosed with autism which instantly changed how people viewed me as a person. At school, I was separated from my peers and taught life skills instead of the normal things a kid my age was taught. My Primary school did not see a future for me and because of this I was two years behind my peers when I reached Secondary school. Because of my treatment in Primary School I decided it was best for me to hide my autism from everyone including the staff and teachers. I hid for a total of four years before I got sick of how people on the autism spectrum are perceived. On the 10th of April 2016, I wrote a Facebook post that revealed that I was autistic. That post was only a start as now I advocate for change by writing articles and blog posts on my Facebook page. My experiences in Primary School sparked my passion for student voice and now I use my voice to change people's perceptions of what it means to be autistic in hopes that one day autistic students gain the right to the same quality of education as everyone else.
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