All About Autism

Teenage Life On The Spectrum

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Today we are viewing autism through the lens of a teen on the spectrum. Clay Lewis is 16, girl crazy, car mad, loathes school and lives for music. Just your typical teenager. He’s also on the autism spectrum and is just realising he’s a person his peers want to get to know. Clay has his own bin cleaning business with a loyal customer base. His ultimate dream is to race cars but he’s willing to settle for independent living – having his own unit on the Gold Coast, owning a car and financial independence!

We’ll be talking about growing up on the spectrum, school, friendships, sensory processing and employment….join us!

5 Rapid Fire Questions

What is one habit kids on the spectrum can implement today?

Be kind.

What do people never ask you that you wish they did?

What is my name…. not what’s wrong with me.

What book would you recommend all people on the spectrum read?

[Clay’s mum answers] NeuroTribes by Steve Silberman.

What is your top unfinished bucket list item?

Getting my licence and owning a car. I just love to go fast.

If you could only offer one piece of advice to other kids on the spectrum , what would it be?

I would help the kids to help each other.


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So….until next fortnight, I encourage you to open your mind, respect the differences and above all believe that YOU can make a difference from homebase!

With love and hope,

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