We’re back! After a much longer than planned break, (2019 has been quite a challenge!) the podcast returns with the start of season 3.
This week I’m joined by a very special guest, Carly Jones MBE. I found Carly on twitter last year and have been an avid follower ever since, keeping track of all of the projects she’s involved in, and loving the insights she shares about autism.
Carly is a mum of 3 girls, 2 of whom are autistic. It was during their diagnosis that Carly actually realised that she herself was autistic, and received her own diagnosis soon after.
We talk a lot about that time, how she felt as a mum when her daughter’s were diagnosed, and how she felt receiving her own diagnosis. What autism means for her and her family, and how she feels about her own diagnosis being missed.
Since finding out she was autistic, Carly feels like she has found her real passion in life, to try and help autistic girls. Ever since then she has become a strong advocate, campaigning, raising awareness, and doing her best to educate the world on autism in girls.
Carly tells me all about her advocacy work, which has been going so well that last year she was awarded an MBE
A really interesting episode, especially for adults who are considering their own diagnosis, or parents of autistic girls.
To find out more about Carly you can visit her website, or follow her on twitter. The link for the film Carly mentions about her own diagnosis, Epidemic of Knowledge can be found at Reelhouse or Amazon