When we invest in our girls, we invest in a future generation of women that can create a transformative change for how the world views autism. Giving girls the opportunity to tap into their individual talents and celebrate their uniqueness, My Circle of Girls is empowering girls with autism to know their strengths and realize their limitless possibilities. Our girls view each other as sisters and will come to understand that their collective support of one another will be a change agent for their future.
Michelle and Talia
Parent and My Circle of Girls Board Member
My daughter, Talia, was 2 ½ years old when she was diagnosed as autistic. To say it was life changing would be an understatement. What originally was a casual decision to request a speech evaluation turned into something I, as a mother, have never regretted. Those early days were a blur of emotion and head-down determination, researching and learning about autism while lining up supports and services and trying to navigate my family’s landscape with a new perspective.
NaShonda and NaVia
Autism has been such a big part of my life. Its such a fascinating experience to be so interested in this diagnosis and be blessed to work with students with Autism in the classroom. I loved every minute of it. I use to call my class the Forest Gump class…I never knew what I was gonna get. And then the words I had repeated several times were given to me: “Your daughter has Autism.”I can handle this”, I thought. “We got this.” Boy was I in for a surprise.