Welcome to Our Stories
It’s nice to be heard, but it’s better when we speak for ourselves.
This is ‘our space’ to be ‘us’ to share our experiences, our hopes and dreams with each other without fear of judgment or ridicule.
Would you like to share your story? Don’t be shy! Get in touch with ACN and let’s #BeConfidentTogether.
Like-minded relationships has given George the confidence he needs to be himself.
Where Liam once kept to himself, he now enjoys friendships with peers.
Riley loves that her quirkiness is no longer ‘strange’, but rather accepted by others and sometimes copied!
Other autistic voices:
DR TEMPLE GRANDIN
Temple Grandin is arguably the world’s most well-known autism advocate.
She is a scientist, author and public speaker. Her life has been immortalised in an award-nominated film, and she was named on Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World list in 2010.
The internet is full of videos, articles and interviews with, by and about Temple,
so we recommend you get Googling!
If you’re short on time, you can go straight to her website here.
Ido Kedar – Ido is an author, blogger and autism advocate. His work is helping to challenge negative stereotypes of autism, especially non-speaking autistic people. In his own words:
I am an autistic guy with a message.
I spent the first half of my life completely trapped in silence. The second – on becoming a free soul. I had to fight to get an education. Now I am a regular education student. I communicate by typing on an iPad or a letter board.
My book, “Ido in Autismland”…is an autism diary, telling the story of my symptoms, education, and journey into communication. I hope to help other autistic people find a way out of their silence too.