If I didn't mask, I wouldn't speak

Masking is a means of being able to interact, and often, if a person did not mask, they would not be able to interact at all.

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The 2 most debilitating aspects of social anxiety

Social anxiety is an extremely restrictive condition to live with. Social anxiety is feeling extremely shy, frightened, awkward, nervous, about interacting with people.

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Welcome to the Curly Hair Project (CHP)

Our resources are suitable for individuals on the autism spectrum (with or without a diagnosis), parents, and anyone working with autistic adults or autistic children.



Our animations show how the girl with the curly hair reacts and deals with situations that occur in her everyday life.

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Books & Reading Materials

Our books are based on real life, personal experience. Alis has written over 20 books. 5* reviews on Amazon.

Books & Reading Materials

Workshops & Training

We deliver amazing “life-changing” autism training! Find out where and when our next events are.

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Who are the Curly Hair Project?

The Curly hair Project (CHP) is an award-winning social enterprise founded by autistic author and entrepreneur Alis Rowe. CHP resources are used by individuals, families and professionals worldwide.

Endorsed by the world’s leading psychologist in autism, Professor Tony Attwood and featured on BBC Radio 4. All our work is based on personal, real life examples and experiences.

Lots of people are quite unaware of how autism presents in women. There are lots of women out there struggling and they perhaps don’t know why. Alis being open about it has already helped thousands of girls and women and their families around the world, take a look at our animated series featuring The Girl With The Curly Hair.

The Curly Hair Project is not just for girls, we have also helped thousands of Spiky Haired Boys too! Our resources are used by GPs, psychologists, speech and language therapists and teaching professionals.

The Girl With The Curly Hair Song

Alis’s first rap song!

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