Life after school

A little while ago I was interviewed by the ABC for an article about life after year 12 make sure you check it out.”I hid my autism diagnosis for four years – I felt ashamed of being different. When you go from primary school to secondary school you have to re-build everything from scratch, and change isn’t our strong suit, and being social isn’t really either. But I ended up building a very good network of friends. I basically just started telling people I’m proud to be on the autism spectrum. I’m proud to be different. My ultimate goal is a world that embraces autism and difference in general.”
Bryce Pace is a powerful advocate for people on the autism spectrum. You can read more of his story in this new feature from ABC News: https://goo.gl/RT5vYC

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9 year old advocate

People on the autism spectrum are just like everyone else, with a few quirks added to the mix. George is nine years old, likes creating music on his computer, dancing and loves tacos. A little while ago he decided to create a video for his 4th-grade class to explain what autism is. Since it has been uploaded to YouTube it has gone viral and I can see why. It explains autism in a creative way while still accurately painting a picture of what it is like to live on the spectrum, and don’t forget the sick beats written and composed by George himself. Make sure you take a look for yourself as I am sure we will be seeing a lot more of him in the future.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YIK2yXfrCfw
Bryce Pace
Autism Advocate, Blogger, Speaker

Thank-You

Thanks, everyone for your support. It has been amazing to watch this community grow. within just over a year we have managed to reach over 1000 people worldwide spreading the word that being on the autism spectrum isn’t a disability but a different ability. Please feel free to check out my other social media and don’t forget to share with your friends and family.
Thanks
Bryce Pace
Autism Advocate, Blogger, Speaker

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Australian Autism Community Outraged

Last night Don Burke described autism as a genetic failure, and something you could use to get out of any situation. In an interview on A Current Affair, he claimed he had Asperger’s even though he has never been clinically diagnosed. He blamed his “Asperger’s” for his actions 30 years ago sparking outrage in the autism community. As a proud person on the autism spectrum, I would like to state that no one has a right to use the Autism Spectrum in this way especially if you aren’t even diagnosed. It is not an excuse or a get out of jail free card and even if he is on the spectrum his behavior is in no way reflective of the general autism community who are productive and law-abiding people. If you have been offended by Don Burke’s comments, make sure you talk to a trusted person.Bryce Pace

Autism Advocate, Blogger, Speaker