Autism: “I want [my daughter] to be autistic,” said Sajida.
“I love that she has such an amazing personality.”
Sajid’s daughter, Daina, is now 18 months old.
In a Facebook post last month, she described the moment when her mother had the idea for the autism-focused charity.
“She told me she didn’t want to make a charity, but she wanted to be a role model for other autistic kids,” said Daina.
“It was so inspiring.”
“I don’t know if I’ll ever stop wanting to do something to make autistic children proud of who they are.”
Sijani, the executive director of Autism Australia, said it was important to recognise autism as a disability, not a disability.
“Autism is a very complex illness,” she said.
Sjaak, a 30-year-old who has autism from a very early age, said that while she was a proud mother, it was still very difficult to find the motivation to work for the charity. “
There are many different types of autism, and different ways in which it can manifest itself.”
Sjaak, a 30-year-old who has autism from a very early age, said that while she was a proud mother, it was still very difficult to find the motivation to work for the charity.
He also said that autism is not something that was solely or solely about his child.
“You can’t just tell your child you want them to be the best person they can be,” he said.
Sijain said it would be hard to change attitudes to autism.
“Some people just don’t understand autism,” he told Al Jazeera.
“A lot of people still don’t think it’s normal.”
Autism Australia is funded by the Australian government, and the charity receives support from organisations like the World Health Organization, Australia’s Department of Health and Human Services, and a range of other government agencies.
“The autism community is a big family and we do need support from other Australians,” said Silvia Paz, director of communications for Autism Australia.
“But at the same time, there is a huge gap between the disability community and the general public.”
Paz said the charities aim to provide education and support to parents, teachers, and others who are concerned about the wellbeing of their children.
“We need to educate the general population about autism, because it is not a normal life, it’s not something people expect to be diagnosed with,” she told Al JA.