Growing up in a traditional Pakistani family meant that words like ‘Autism’ were practically unheard of. It was a real challenge to explain this disorder to people and make them believe that I have nothing to be ashamed of. I was tired of hearing the same thing everyday: ‘omg your son goes to a special school?’ ‘Can’t you just get him into mainstream school?’ ‘But your son looks fine, he doesn’t look disabled.’ ‘Oh don’t worry it’s just a phase.’ Nobody understood that I actually wasn’t ashamed of my son.
This is why I created ‘Accept Autism’ because I accepted my son’s Autism. I fought for him to get the help he deserves from a very early age and I can truly say the fight was worth it. He has come so far!
For those of you who have personal experience of Autism or just those who are intrigued about my journey – Read on!
Remember: Autism is Acceptable!