I’m 14 and really want to do a YouTube video on autism in girls as I don’t think many people understand it is very different to autism in boys. I wanna talk about the whole “you don’t look autistic” “you don’t act like my autistic son” and really get out there what it’s like as a teenage girl living with autism/Aspergers. I also want other teenage girls like me to know they’re not alone and aren’t weird! Please let me know what you think especially if you are a teen girl with Aspergers/autism it would really encourage me. Thank you
I'm not a teenage girl, but when I was I really would have appreciated something along the lines of what you describe. I think it's a brilliant idea and you should definitely do it as long as you're comfortable and able to stay safe online. There will always be some people who leave nasty comments, but as long as you realise that might happen and decide in advance not to take any notice, then I'm certain you'll be great. :-)
Thank you so much! It really helps having a bit of support because it can be a scary thing to do putting yourself out there like that. :))
You're welcome. And absolutely, I think you're awesome being so brave and sharing your experiences to help other girls. It's really commendable. :))
thank you I’m glad you think so :))
I'm autistic and work in disability support. Not only would I have found your videos invaluable when I was growing up I'd find them really useful now to embed into autism awareness training as I find most people have a really outdated view of autism.
I bet you know this already but just in case you don't, you can turn off the ability for others to comment on your videos.
It’s great to know that by doing it, it will help a lot of people and yes I have heard you can do that I think that might be something I will do, thank you!
Hi, you might get some ideas from this video made by some women in Iceland. I haven’t seen it as I’m a 63 year old bloke.
Thank you I will deffo watch!
This sounds like a great idea :) I'm an autistic woman in my 20s and I wish I'd seen a video like that when I was a teenager. Try looking at Purple Ella's videos on YouTube - she has a video on autism in girls, so that might be useful for getting ideas. Good luck with the video.
Yes I definitely will, I really want to help other young girls out there, thank you for letting me know how you feel about this :)