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Description of activity
My name is Alis Rowe and I am the founder of the social enterprise, the curly hair project, which supports women and girls with autism.
The curly hair project is a social enterprise based in the UK, which aims to help people with Autism Spectrum Disorders and their loved ones. All our work is based on personal, real life examples and experience.
The services and products we provide are:
Books and eBooks
Podcasts and videos
Counselling with an ASD-experienced counsellor
Workshops for individuals and families
Training for professionals
Social media feeds
How it came to be
The curly hair project was founded by Alis Rowe, who has ASD but wasn’t diagnosed until adulthood. She spent her whole life feeling really isolated and ‘different’ and doesn’t want anyone else to have these feelings. The work is very important.
Autism and females
Lots of people are quite unaware of how autism presents in women. There are lots of women out there struggling and they perhaps don’t know why. Alis being open about it has already helped thousands of girls and women and their families around the world.
The curly hair project resources are:
a part of The NHS Healthy London Partnership
on the recommended reading list for GPs
on the recommended reading list for people post-diagnosis
used by psychiatrists, GPs, psychologists, counsellors and other health professionals worldwide
used by teachers and support staff
endorsed by the leading psychologist in ASD, Professor Tony Attwood
recommended resources by the Association of Colleges