We are parents to a wonderful, bright, nine year old girl who can find everyday life pretty hard sometimes. After much turmoil and many challenges and years of trying to get the support she needed, we finally got her ‘diagnosis’ of ASD (Asperger’s type) as well as ADHD. We have support from the school’s SFL and CAMHS but, there is such little awareness, understanding and support for autistic girls that we decided to so something about it!
So, we have read lots of books and articles; talked to many different charitable organisations, and most importantly, found an incredible group of peer supporters. So, if you also need some moral support, the opportunity to talk to people who know exactly what you are going through & want to learn more about the incredibly bright future our girls can have, please get in touch.
Why Colouring Outside The Lines? We chose this name for its double meaning, simple as that. We grew increasingly frustrated with people telling our autistic daughter to ‘colour inside the lines’ when it was simply not possible for her – she wasn’t being naughty or doing it on purpose, it’s just the way she is. ‘Colouring Outside The Lines’ has also come to mean doing things differently, a fresh viewpoint, being unconventional which describes her perfectly too!