Recently, a friend of mine reached out to me. Her oldest daughter is an 18 year-old college student and she’s an autistic Christian girl.
Autism in girls is very misunderstood by the world at large. Because of this, those autistic girls who’ve grown up without an appreciation for who they are and how they’re wired, often suffer greatly.
Sadly, this is just as common in the church where specific behaviors are elevated and others are shamed.
Autistic Woman Supporting Autistic Christian Girls
Today, I introduce you to Leigh.
Actually, Leigh is introducing herself to you and any young girl who feels different and needs hope.
For the mom raising a neurodiverse young girl, autism in girls in nothing to be afraid of. These girls are amazing and thrive when equipped based on who they are.
Please share this with your precious quirky, creative, ball of fire. She may really need this encouragement today.
Letter of Hope For The Girl Who Feels Different
Dear 14-year-old me,
Advice For Autistic Christian Girls
- for you to know that you’re not alone.
- You’re not broken,
- not a weird outcast,
- or glitched.
Autistic Christian Girl: Traits That Make Her Unique
You’re not the only one who’s scared by the sound of balloons popping or who gets extremely uncomfortable at parties. They too navigate those same issues feeling as if they need to perform in order to be accepted.
Not Everyone Wants to Be At The Center of The Action
Autism in Girls: Creativity & Imagination
There are countless other Aspies who know what it’s like to be drifting off to sleep and suddenly be murmuring out dialogues, solidifying plots and characters before slumber overtakes you.
They too understand what it is like to be trying to do school when suddenly it’s half an hour later. You look down to have a doodled battle scene and no progress on school whatsoever.
One-of-a-Kind Rare: Celebrating Autistic Girls
- Keep going.
- And keep drawing, even though you think you’re no good.
Perspective: Autistic Christian Girl
“This is something that could change someone’s life. There are people out there who need this message, and I have the God-given ability to give it to them. To have a character say something that will stick with a complete stranger and motivate them to make the world a better place.”
God has a Vital Purpose For All
You are FAR from unimportant, younger me. God has put you here for a vital purpose. There will be perfect strangers who will decide to give life another chance because you spoke the Gospel to them.
Some may see you as a beacon of light and hope. Keep creating and push on.
Self-Hate Is Unacceptable For Any Child
Fight past your own fears and hatred, and fight past the bullies you’ll run into. Neither of them have any right to have any power over you.
Healing & Inspiration: Autism in Girls
Turn Suffering Into Strength
Find Your Autistic Girl Army
Your Older & More Confident Self,
Leigh is an 18 year-old autistic woman warrior who’s also learning how ADHD, SPD, and anxiety can all be gifts. As a college freshman, she is preparing to accomplish her dream of publishing her first self-illustrated novel. She loves nothing more than helping others see how God celebrates their uniqueness.
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