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    Weʼve raised £2,045 to buy a copy of The Spectrum Girl’s Survival Guide: How to Grow Up Awesome and Autistic for every girls’ state school in the UK

    Funded on Sunday, 10th May 2020

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    Schools are currently significantly underfunded. Autistic students are especially affected by the drastic cuts to education and the lack of appropriate SEND support and training. Unfortunately, autistic girls continue to fly under the radar and few resources exist that are specifically aimed at supporting autistic girls.

    Many autistic girls feel isolated and alone, and may struggle to come to terms with their diagnosis. My guide aims to help autistic girls to improve their understanding of themselves and their autism, and to empower them to see themselves in a positive light. I encourage autistic girls to embrace who they are and remind them that even during their toughest teen moments, they are never alone.

    I wrote The Spectrum Girl’s Survival Guide: How to Grow Up Awesome and Autistic, because the existing books were aimed at autistic boys and/or were written by adults. The guide provides advice on issues that are unique to autistic girls, such as identifying and understanding our emotions, interpreting body language, coping with anxiety and sensory overload, surviving school and bullying, managing sensory issues that can affect our hygiene and appearance, and much more. The guide contains the type of practical information, tips and advice that I wish I could have benefitted from when I was growing up.

    I am raising money to give a copy of The Spectrum Girl’s Survival Guide: How to Grow Up Awesome and Autistic to the SENCO at every girls’ state school in the United Kingdom. I am waiving my 30% royalty and Jessica Kingsley Publishing is providing a further 10% discount. As a result, each book will cost £8, plus packaging and shipping.

    Anything you can contribute is welcome.




    • Siena Castellon3 years ago
      Siena Castellon

      Siena Castellon

      3 years ago
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      I'm almost 50% of the way there. Thanks so much to everyone who has donated. Please keep resharing. - Siena Castellon

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    • Anonymous


      Jan 31, 2020

      Fabulous work.


    • Mitch Axon

      Mitch Axon

      Jan 31, 2020

      Great work Siena!

    • Ben Paechter

      Ben Paechter

      Jan 30, 2020

      Great idea to distribute to schools- thanks for the opportunity to make it up to a nice round number!


    • Anonymous


      Jan 30, 2020

      Wonderful JobWell done!


    • Anonymous


      Jan 30, 2020

      Donated in memory of Dr Peter Rose.“Pass It On”


    • Mrs M

      Mrs M

      Jan 30, 2020

      You go girl!


    • Gemma Reeves

      Gemma Reeves

      Jan 29, 2020

      Thank you for all you do x


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    Siena Castellon

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    Siena Castellon is a teenage neurodiversity advocate and founder of Neurodiversity Celebration Week, who also happens to be autistic, dyslexic and dyspraxic, and has ADHD.

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