As I write this I feel nothing but pride for my daughter. She’s the most amazing person I know. She is so unaware of how she has changed my life and totally inspired me to be a better person.
My daughter is 18 she’s not at college, she won’t ever go to university, in fact she’ll never do many things because she has autism. Does that make me love her any less? I couldn’t love her anymore if I tired. Does her autism make her any less important then others? No! It doesn’t! If anything, it makes her unique. She’ll always live in a world where everyone is treated the same simply because she doesn’t know any differences. She’s a form of innocence and pureness that many of us will never be.
My daughter was diagnosed with autism at 3. She also has a Learning Disbility and Global Development Delay. She still can’t write or read and she had limited speech that sometimes even I don’t understand. It’s been a heartbreaking journey to get as far as we have, she’s defined the odds against her and I can’t express in words how proud I am of her!
Autism is a development delay Disbility that affects all aspects of development, social and learning paths that we all take for granted. It’s a huge spectrum and no two children are alike. A child with autism will become an adult with autism. This is a lifetime disbility with no cure.
On Thursday 6th March, me and my daughter will be appearing on Sikh Channel on Sky 840 on the Breakfast Show between 8.30am-9.00am to share our journey and raise awareness & acceptance of autism within the Asian community. We hope to help you understand autism so you too can make a difference to others and support many other parents like me who are on this journey. We hope by sharing our journey it will create more awareness of autism within the Asian community. It is my humble request that you do watch please and encourage others to do so as well. Let’s all make a difference together.