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Anna Kennedy needs you to complete this very important survey: Who will look after my sons when I am no longer around?
Click here to sign and show your support.

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After they have gone – an article by our Ambassador Aston Avery

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I know everyone talks about how parents worry about what happens to people like me if they pass on.  This is from me.  If I were to lose my mum and dad, I would feel distraught and saddened as they have been a backbone of my life.

They have seen and looked after my health and wellbeing through the good, the bad, the difficult and especially the sad times as well.  I have lots of hard times and also, I get confused a lot.  I ask my mum to help me with a lot of the everyday things, I get stuck on writing things down even though I know what I want to write. 

I ask my parents how I should act sometimes in certain circumstances because I get confused and worried, I will say or do the wrong things.  My mum and dad know my ways and I need them there to always help me.  I try not to think about sad things because it makes me anxious.

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My mum and dad are without doubt the kindest and caring parents that anyone could come across.

They have given up so much for me.  They always do what I need to and try to keep me upbeat when I get sad.

If I were to lose them, the only one in my family I could turn to is my brother and my sister-in-law as they understand my needs and feelings whenever I feel down and/or upset.

They have my niece now so they would not be able to give up as much as my mum and dad have, I know this.

Apart from it all, I do not know who I would turn to if I lost my parents. My life is hard a lot of the time and I cannot think of my life without my parents in it.

So please this is very important to sign is petition and support those with autism like myself and other great and inspiring people during this difficult and sad times.

Make sure you give our parents a voice on who will look after us! My name is Aston Avery, I am autistic, I am.

Click here to sign this petition.

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