BROTHERS BLOGGING ABOUT AUTISM

I’m Mark, Adrian’s older brother. Adrian and I have worked together to create a blog that allows the reader this rare opportunity to see the world through the eyes of someone who has autism. Imagine having something important you want to say but as you speak the words they come out different and nobody can understand what you’re trying to say. Imagine how frustrating it must be. Especially when everyone else around you is chatting away effortlessly. You would start to feel isolated and forging friendships becomes near impossible. I wanted to do something to help Adrian find his voice.

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My eBooks

With the help of friends, family and support staff, I was able to write and illustrate an eBook called ‘I Am Adrian’ filled with all the things Adrian wanted to say to people, written from his point of view. We wanted it to be easily accessible, easy to find on the internet and easy to read on any touchscreen device. The eBook was a huge success but we wanted something we could update regularly and thats when we came up with the idea of turning the eBook into an interactive blog. We can update it as often as we like and fill it with photos and illustrations. Adrian makes all the decisions as to what goes in and what comes out so it is always written from Adrian’s perspective. Adrian’s friends, family and support staff all contribute to keeping his blog as up-to-date and fun to read. 

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Autism affects everyone differently so it’s no wonder why people refer to autistic people as being on the spectrum. In recent years people have become more aware of autism and how it can affect people and It’s become common for people to describe themselves or others as being on the spectrum when they behave socially awkward or obsessive about their belongings. In reality autism is not just a bunch of unusual behaviours. Its like an alternative reality that’s not too far removed from our own but without the right understanding it can be a scary place. Adrian and I would love for his blog to reach people all over the world who are affected by autism so it can inspire others to help someone they love with a communication difficulty. Please comment on the posts, use the social media share buttons or get in contact. We would love to hear from you. 

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3 thoughts on “BROTHERS BLOGGING ABOUT AUTISM”

  1. What a brilliant and insightful blog, not only does it shine a light on an area i didnt know so much about, but it did it so beautifully and enjoyably, i look forward to sharing your blog to educate and support others xx

    1. Thank you Alexis, We love reading comments like yours. Knowing that we are raising awareness in an enjoyable makes all the hours worthwhile. Please continue to spread the word by sharing our posts on social media. Thanks again.

  2. This is a wonderful blog and I hope you and your brother have as much fun writing it as I have reading it this evening. Pete x

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