My Autism And Me
A BBC Newsround special for kids November 11, 2011

     
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About how young people with autism deal with the condition in their day-to-day lives.

It tells the real-life story of Rosie who has autism.

 


 
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Newsround has made a special programme about autism.

 

It's a condition that affects the way you live your life and see the world around you.

Our presenter Rosie was born with autism. She says even though living with it is difficult, it makes her unique and who she is.

As well as telling her own story, you'll find out how Ben, Tony and Lenny are affected by the condition.

Lots of children with autism get bullied at school and can find it hard to get jobs when they grow up.

In our special film Rosie wants to tell the world what autism is and what it's like to live with it.

(Courtesy BBC Newsround) 

 
 
 

Name: Rosie

Age: 13

Favourite band: McFly/Pink

Favourite colour: Purple/Violet

Favourite thing to do: Acting

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Stick with Rosie 

She will tell you what it really means to be autistic. 

"However it affects you, it doesn't have to hold you back" 

"It comes in all shapes and sizes" 

"... lack of understanding (by other people) is one of the worst things about being autistic"

 

 

 
 
 
 

Rosie says:

"I got involved with doing this Newsround Special through my mum writing a book."

"My local news station heard about Mum's book and my illustrations and came to film us both."

"The guys at Newsround saw this and contacted me to do a film about autism which showed earlier this year.

"Then they decided to look in more detail at the condition and so contacted me to be the presenter of the special report on autism."

 

 
 
Rosie (right) picks up her award with BBC Children's boss Joe Godwin (left) and programme producer Victoria Bell

Rosie (right) picks up her award with BBC Children's boss Joe Godwin (left) and programme producer Victoria Bell

 
 
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