Over the last 6 months I have watched my Mum fight autistic burn out. I watched my Mum become physically and mentally drained.
I watched my Mum struggle to manage daily tasks and communicate effectively. I watch my Mum struggle to self-regulate her emotions and overcome her sensory challenges.
I watched my Mum mask, camouflage and suppress her true autistic self in a world that is designed for neurotypical people.
Receiving a late diagnosis, meant my Mum did not get adequate early intervention.
She did not learn the skills needed to develop strategies or identify the need for self-care or skills to implement self-care.
Therefore, I am passionate about helping young autistics understand the importance of identifying early signs of burn out and ways we can develop and implement self-care strategies to prevent burn out later in life.
I want to improve the quality of life…. for our future