In the years before, during and after our daughter’s ‘diagnosis’, we came to realise that there are very few resources or even charities able to give specific support for families of autistic girls. In Edinburgh, we have come across closed waiting lists, groups that are only for 18 and over, groups that are only for five and below, groups that only take place during the school day etc.
We realised that if we wanted help and support we should really do something about it ourselves!
Even if you are awaiting ‘diagnosis’ we know how hard that wait can be and that you need support now. We also want our daughter to build strong connections with other autistic girls so that she can start to realise that different does not mean weird.