Claire Tillman

Claire George and Hollys Super 7 Challenge Autism awareness week

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National Autistic Society

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We provide support, services and advice to help autistic people and their families


My names Claire. This year me and my twins George and Holly will be taking part in the Super 7 Challenge for Autism awareness week. 29th March to 4th April. Each day of that week we will be doing a new challenge. 7 Challenges in 7 days! 

Day 1: Silent time. Challenge for day 1 is for 2 hours of no talking!

Day 2:  Challenge for the day 7 exercises in 7 minutes 

Day 3: Challenge for the day. Read as many books as possible 

Day 4: Challenge for the day do 7 chores

Day 5: Challenge for the day sign a song-

Day 6: Challenge for the day : a 5 mile walk

Day 7: Our final challenge. sign a song

I'm a Makaton Tutor and I'm a support assistant at a SEN school. These are two of the reasons I'm such a huge supporter of NAS. However theirs an even bigger reason. My son George is 7 years old and has Autism. During my time working and teaching sign and working at a SEN school Ive learnt so much as a professional but being a mum to it is a whole other ball game. 

My son goes through struggles every day, his autism, food behaviour, speech delay and anxiety attacks. Having autism isn't easy, his mind never switches off, loud noises, certain words and changes in routine can cause him to have huge meltdowns. But what makes it harder for him me and his twin sister is the people in the outside world. 

Ive lost count of the times people have stared because he has ear defenders on or his having a moment, or is rocking and spinning in circles. Ive been told by complete strangers I need to discipline him, I had adults stare at him and make comments. All because we live in a world that isn't open to everyone. 

Doing this challenge and doing the jobs I do isn't just about helping everyone who has autism its also about educating the world and making them realise autism is a extra super power not a trait that makes them different from the rest of the world. I'm also doing this for Georges twin sister Holly, who is a super sister and always be his side and ready to protect him, who sits and calms him down when his agitated and sits and reads to him whenever his sad. 

So for 29th march till the 4th April me and my twins will be doing 7 challenges in 7 days.  Please donate and help the National Autistic Society's amazing work they do.

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National Autistic Society

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The National Autistic Society is here to transform lives, change attitudes and create a society that works for autistic people. There is still so much to do to increase opportunities, reduce social isolation and build a brighter future for autistic people. With your help, we can make it happen.

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