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I started this the day I was diagnosed because I couldn’t see my life repeating. I had to see something change for the community and caregivers. I came up with the New Life Autistic campaign and that was as far as I had intended going. It was the encouragement of caregivers and autistic people that helped me. They didn’t want me to give up, even when I thought I was just incapable of keeping going a moment longer. The community gave me trust, encouragement and support. Allowed me to represent us, a global community of individuals. I have always tried to be respectful of that, and felt the weight of speaking for more people than just myself. It gave me a drive to support the community and caregivers in a much more substantial way. Start trying to get the right support for education, employment, care and caregivers. I needed the government to believe in mylifeautistic and the New Life Autistic campaign. To see what the community could have, the future that is possible and just needs to be created. That’s why I am so pleased to say that Jeni and I had our first meeting with members of the Scottish government. It was a really positive and productive discussion, highlighting issues with care (based on age) and reporting crimes. I hope that it will be the first meeting of many, not just with the Scottish government but hopefully others in the future too. I’ve been asked what my proudest moment is but I can’t pick one, because I feel so proud to support my community, and help create positive meaningful change. All the best Ross www.mylifeautistic.com Words – Ross A Fraser Graphic Design App – canva #NewLifeAutistic

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