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Stories from the Spectrum

‘Stories from the Spectrum’ features voices from across the autism spectrum and highlights the rich variety of autistic experience. There will be funny stories, thought-provoking stories, moving and challenging stories. 

 

Read our stories

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Ronnie Pinder

"Being a dad is one of the easiest things I've ever done."

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John Pendal

"My memories of events are different from the rest of the audience, so I try and bring an audience into my world."

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Danielle and Freddie

"It's important for us to have help from disability social workers, as our family is increasingly isolated."

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Connor Ward and Dan Jones

“We wanted to celebrate how social media has helped so many people in the autistic community.”
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Sara Gibbs

"I think there’s a lack of understanding of how autism can present in girls, who are often socialised differently."

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Daniel

"Not a single day goes by that I don't watch This Morning."

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Glen Brown

"Swimming for the National Autistic Society was the incentive to get active."

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Oliver Jones

"I was so impressed with their fundraising team that I ran for the National Autistic Society."

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Tiernan

"The National Autistic Society has helped set me up with skills that have become second nature to me."

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Wenn Lawson

"Listen to the individual, work together to support autistic people questioning their gender."

James Sinclair

James Sinclair

“I can push back the noise from a crowd but, inevitably, one voice, cough or laugh breaks through, invading my thoughts and ruining my day.”

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Harry Wells

"Society needs to acknowledge that people are all very different."

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Pablo

"Pablo deconstructs the misconceptions about autism and celebrates the power of imagination." - Sumita on writing for Pablo.

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Connor Ward

"A fear I have is that I will be judged for over-reacting. It makes it scary to ask for help."

Ellie

Ellie Pinnington

"Speak slower. Having pictures." - Ellie's advice to the public on how to support autistic people. 

Sumita Majumdar

Sumita Majumdar

"I lose the ability to properly process or make sense of incoming information, like the whole system has stopped."

Carly Jones

Carly Jones

"I know if I’m planning anything that overloads my senses, I have to make sacrifices."

Peter Street

Peter Street

"I imagine autistic people can still be very preoccupied with how society wants them to act, but you can choose to be free."

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Last updated: 14/06/2019 11:04:42