As we recognise the growing need for awareness about autism, during National Autism Awareness Month in April Eastern Respite and Recreation celebrates one family’s achievements.
Bella is a 7 year old girl who loves to communicate and tells wonderful stories about the world around her. Bella also has autism and has difficulty finding her voice.
In December 2013, a short 5 months ago, Bella’s mum started working with Bella using a method called Rapid Prompting Method. This has helped Bella tell her story and Bella’s family now understand more about their very bright and articulate 7 year old.
Mum and Bella find many opportunities to talk using Bella’s letter boards to spell out the words. Below is a conversation between Bella and her mother in which they explore autism awareness.