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Stories from the Spectrum: Ellie Pinnington

"What could the public do to support you in social situations." Ellie: "Speak slower. Having pictures."

Ellie Pinnington, a young autistic woman

Ellie: Speak slower. Having pictures.

Mel: Public understanding about autistic people is definitely increasing. I think that some autistic individuals come across as having unpredictable behaviours when often it is predictable behaviours in an anxiety provoking situations.

"What could the public do to support autistic people?". Ellie: "Speak slower. Having pictures."
"Non-autistic people can find autism a scary word, due to the ancient stigmas surrounding autism, but more understanding about why autistic people react the way they do to unfamiliar situations can help."
Mel, Ellie's mum
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