Young girl struggling with autism writes down qualities of a ‘true friend’

Dublin — A young girl with autism was asked to write down the qualities of what she would consider a ‘true friend’, and she came up with things that reflect the struggles that children with autism often deal with.

Molly-Raine Adams is seven years old, and she was only diagnosed with autism in July of this year.

To many, a diagnosis of autism in their children would typically sadden families caring for them— but in the case of Molly-Raine, they saw how the diagnosis has allowed their child a sigh of relief.

Before she was diagnosed with the developmental disorder, Molly-Raine’s mother said she was struggling to understand what was wrong with her brain. Now that she finally received a diagnosis, the young girl is relieved to find out about how her brain was wired in a different way, and that it’s okay. In an interview with ABC News, her mother told:

“[Molly-Raine was] so relieved. Before she had cried her heart out saying her brain was different and now she understands it is, but that’s okay!”

In her note, Molly-Raine wrote things that mirrored the real struggles of children with autism like her. It said:


A Friend

Someone who . . .

anbrstans (understands) me

nos I have atesm (knows I have autism)

smiles all the time

cees me comgin wen im sad (sees me coming when I’m sad)

Source: Genevieve Shaw Brown: ABC News: Little Girl With Autism Pens Friend Wish List

Click here for reuse options!
Copyright 2017 Autism Daily Newscast

Top Stories and Breaking News

Researchers hope to revolutionize autism diagnosis through Autism & Beyond app

New York — A team of researchers from Duke are hoping to revolutionize how autism is diagnosed in young children through an iPhone app called ‘Autism & Beyond’. The researchers are working closely with Apple in hopes of improving how autism is diagnosed in children today. Due to the surge of the number of children […]

The damage of Chlorine Dioxide also peddled as Miracle Mineral Solution

For those of you that do not know there’s a very real threat to our autistic children in the world today. Naive parents and carers are being told that parasitic worms are the cause of autism in their children. They are being told that if they remove these worms with CD (Chlorine Dioxide) treatments the […]

Blogging mother, Temporary Tourist, shares her experiences of Disney’s Guest Assistance rule change

We’ve had mixed responses on Disney’s decision to change the Guest Assistance Card system. We reported Autism Hippie’s experiences on October 11. Disney implemented a change in their guest assistance cards for children and adults with special needs on October 9 after reports that people were flagrantly abusing the old system. Cards called Disability Access […]