Rosie is 13 years-old, and she is autistic. Here, she takes viewers into her world . What is it like living with autism? What is it like being told that that way you think isn't "normal"? Here, Rosie answers these questions and more, explaining what to condition is and leading us all to a better, more fruitful, understanding of autism.
Rosie was born with autism, and she notes that it doesn't mean that something is "wrong" with her. She says even though living with it is difficult, it makes her unique and who she is. As well as telling her own story, you'll find out how some other children are affected by the condition.
Lots of children with autism get bullied at school, and many people with autism find it hard to get jobs when they grow up. Hopefully, this will lead us all to a better understanding.
Here is another video that explains what autism is like. In this video, a 16 year-old Rosie notes, "People are so afraid of variety that they try to fit everything into a tiny little box with a specific label.” She wants to know: Why is everyone so worried about being normal? She sounds a clarion call for every kid, parent, teacher and person to celebrate uniqueness. It’s a soaring testament to the potential of human diversity.