Learning from Each Other by Summer Farelly
What do young people with disability say about their parents? Summer Farrelly shares their experience of connecting with their family through common interests. And how they and their mother reverse mentor and support each other.
Summer is a passionate Autistic advocate within the Animal Assisted services sector. For the last 5 years, they have shared their connection with animals and how they give them strength to navigate life as an Autistic teen. 14-years-old, Summer is an Ambassador for Animals Therapies Ltd and The A-List. They also developed Animal Assisted Learning (Chicken) for Autistic people. Through their business, Autistic Perspectives, their purpose is working towards building a sustainable future within the animal-assisted services and Autistic advocacy sectors.
Summer hopes their stories of life’s challenges faced by young Autistic teens will educate and inspire others. Their journey is also about connecting and forming a strong bond with their Autistic mother and brothers.
Summer was a presenter at our Family Conference, hosted in partnership with Plumtree and Now & Next. The Conference brings together families of children with disabilities and their allies. The presentations aim to inspire, educate and empower families in building a good life. The conference also celebrates people with a disability who are making a difference in their community.