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 for adults, groups that are only for pre-school, groups for boys but nothing for fabulous girls like our daughter.
We realised that if we wanted help and support we should really do something about it ourselves, so we did!
Our PRIVATE facebook page has a strong, active, worldwide network of families with autistic daughters. A volunteer admin team (autistic and neurotypical mums) monitors all join requests and only families of autistic girls are able to join. It is a supportive place to ask for advice and simply chat with families who know exactly what you are talking about!
We are an autism-positive group and value the input of the autistic community. We work to ensure that all members treat each other with respect and kindness. We are all at different stages of our journey and by working together and learning from each other, we will make the future brighter for our daughters
We organise regular meet-ups in Edinburgh (and a few other UK locations) for our daughters to meet & extend their friendship circle – siblings & family are always welcome. From craft sessions to dog walks, picnics to museum early openings, our events are calm, low pressure & high fun! We have a particular focus on introducing our wonderful girls to The Arts, STEM and cultural events so a new passion may be sparked. We also run nights out for mums & dads too.