How to Share Your Personal Story

writingkidsYour job as a supporter of the autism community is to educate others about the very real challenges people with autism and their families face everyday. Facts and figures are helpful for any writing about a disorder (and you can read about those by clicking here), but, often, the most influential statements are those that describe the emotions and physical obstacles you have experienced personally.

Consider these questions as you draft your personal story:

  1. Why is it important for you to advocate for individuals with autism?
  2. How has autism impacted your health or the health of someone you know?
  3. How has autism impacted your finances or ability to work?
  4. What have you learned are the overall needs of the autism community?
  5. How has autism changed your life, for better or worse?
  6. What is the most important thing you want others to know about people with autism?
  7. How does The Autism Research Foundation help you or someone with autism achieve a better quality of life?
Where to Share Your Personal Story:
  • Email your draft to hello@theautismresearchfoundation.org.