WELCOME TO MY PAGE

Welcome to my page My name is Summer Farrelly I am 14-year-old. I am autistic.

I am Dyslexic and have an ADHD diagnosis In case you are wondering yes !!!! all these words are mine It’s all me , all my own content

I am home schooled.

I am a daughter of an autistic mother and a sister two autistic brothers. My family dynamics gives me the unique perspective from a range of diverse angles.

Content about my family is always posted with permission from the family members its about consent is important

I am an Inclusion Advocate & Educator , Public speaker and Artist

I am an Animal Assisted Learning Program creator and facilitator.

I also have the role of being Animal Therapies Ltd Youth Ambassador and A List Ambassador

I also have my own registered business ‘Autistic Perspectives’ ,my business provides a range of services. I offer workshops educating from an autistic student perspective.

I also offer workshops within the Animal assisted learning service sector

.For the last 5 years I have been sharing my personal insight and the benefits of human and animal connection. Often stepping out of my comfort zone sharing vulnerable, raw, and real moments of life, challenges faced by young autistic teens in hope to educate and inspire others.

I have become recognised and valued contributor within the Animal Assisted Learning/Therapy platforms My connection with animals has given me strength needed to navigate life as an autistic teen who faces daily challenges of self-harm, anxiety, depression & PTSD

My journey is about understanding myself emotionally through the connection of animals, more importantly this journey is about learning self-care. I welcome respectful comments and sharing of other autistics perspectives, solutions and strategies on my posts as these comments may help others in some way.

I do not like conflicts on my page , please be amazing adult role models for young people like myself and choose kindness and understanding.

Most importantly due to my age I do not access the internet on my own. I always have an adult with me. I take cyber saftey very seriously.

And NO , I do not chat on messenger The most effective way to contact me is via email hello@summerfarrelly.com.au Please understand depending on my own and my Mum’s executive functioning skills , will depend on the time taken to respond, as you can imagine I do receive many emails and requests .

Finally please remember my posts are from my own personal perspective.

I do not represent all autistics , as all autistics experience life differently.

Thank you for joining me on this journey. Summer

Published by Autistic Perspectives

__________ Summer Farrelly is 15-year-old Autistic Advocate, Public speaker, Inclusion & Education Consultant, Artist, Chicken Whisperer, Animal Assisted Learning Program Creator & Facilitator , Animal Therapies LTD Ambassador and The A List Ambassador. A daughter of a late diagnosed autistic mother and a sister of two autistic brothers. Summer believes her lived experience as an autistic individual and living within a family that consists of multiple autistic members, each with their own complexities, will provide both a relatable and diverse perspective For the last 5 years Summer has been sharing her personal insight and the benefits of human and animal connection. Often stepping out of her comfort zone sharing vulnerable, raw, and real moments of life challenges faced by young autistic teens in hope to educate and inspire others. Summer has become a recognised and valued contributor within the Animal Assisted Learning and Therapy platforms. Summer’s connection with animals has provided her with the strength needed to navigate life as an autistic teen who faces daily challenges of self-harm, ADD, PTSD, anxiety, Reactive depression, and Dyslexia. Summer’s journey is about understanding herself emotionally through their connection with animals more importantly this journey is about understanding herself and practicing self-care. About Animal Assisted Learning Program ‘Chickens to Love’ Summer developed Animal Assisted Learning Program Chickens to Love for Autistic and other Neurodivergent people (this includes anyone who may be ADHD, ADD, ABI or anyone whose brain is not considered “typical”). I created Chickens to Love as an inclusive program, to benefit everyone and include everyone, because neurodiversity is part of biodiversity. We all can benefit from understanding ourselves, our emotions, and the perspectives of others. Our communities must understand and learn the importance of a deeper level of compassion, empathy, and acceptance of differences. Neurodivergent people, are often encouraged or forced to fit in to everyone else’s way of seeing the world. The Cultivation of self-esteem in ones self-starts with self-love, self-acceptance and having the ability to embrace one’s true authentic self. Chickens to Love is designed from a neurodivergent and animal (Chicken) perspective to better understand social dynamics, emotions (ours and other people’s), other people’s perspectives, consent, respectful touch, resilience, self-acceptance, empowerment and how to self-advocate. Animals can change our lives. Never underestimate the power of them!

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