Daisy was diagnosed with autism at the age of 7. She knows first-hand how challenging life can be for someone on the spectrum.Autism is a neurological disorder that effects brain function, most commonly a person’s communication and social interaction skills. It is a condition that is five times more likely to occur in males than females.
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Olivia, aged 5 is part of Daisy’s A Little Sparkle posse. She joined the group earlier this year. Her mum Kellie believes it has given Olivia the confidence to make friends. Olivia was diagnosed early at two and a half. We did everything and anything to help – doctors’ appointments, special diets and speech and occupational therapy sessions BUT we knew she needed to learn how to socialise. It’s a basic life skill. She struggled to connect and play with others.
When Daisy’s group appeared in Kellie’s Facebook feed in March this year, she discovered a community of girls just like Olivia. They meet for monthly events in Caloundra, enjoying activities like flower decorating, arts and craft and even trips to Disney on Ice in a safe and non-judgemental environment.
Since being part of the group, Kellie has seen dramatic changes in her daughter. Olivia didn't speak, wasn’t toilet trained, didn't even respond to her name until she was 4. In the last few months, what was non-existent is now a reality. She’s talking, is able to take herself to the bathroom and is very independent. And it’s not just Olivia who’s benefitted, Kellie says A Little Sparkle has helped the entire family – her husband and two other children Charlotte and Edward.
Daisy is a remarkable young woman. Aim for the Stars is proud to support her and A Little Sparkle. The opportunities she provides embodies what the Foundation is all about – giving girls the strength and confidence to take on the world. To help others like Daisy has donate today.
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