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Autistic person, parent of autistic children, parent and child mentor, local disAbility advisor and advocate. Autism Reference Group member from Victoria.

Always remember: what you take from an autistic person needs to be replenished. When we are social, communicating with others can take from us but when we get to be on our own or do things that interest us, this can give back. Always allow us to give back to ourselves.

Julie shares her thoughts about her diagnosis as well as some great insights about regulation and coping in social situations: