The Girl with the Curly Hair is a character based on real life autistic author and entrepreneur Alis Rowe. Alis is one of the thousands of girls who went through childhood never realising she was autistic, not having a diagnosis, no one ever thinking about was 'wrong' other than she was a bit "shy". Her story is not an unusual one.
The character The Girl with the Curly Hair is, however, a character in her own right. She doesn't represent all autistic people - but why would she? The girl with the curly hair is an individual, just like we all are. We hope you find her animated adventures interesting and thought-provoking.
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“The animations provide an insight into the inner thoughts, feelings and experiences of someone who has autism. The script, scenes, speech and thought bubbles all convey the struggle to understand aspects of everyday life that are confusing and often overwhelming. At the end of watching each animation there is a feeling of “I understand now” and a greater appreciation of what it is like to have autism. The animations will be invaluable for parents and teachers from primary and secondary school as well as University lecturers. Those who have autism will resonate with the central character and want everyone to watch the animation that describes their day.”
These animated clips show how people may react and deal with situations that occur in their everyday life. This could be going to school, commuting to work, socialising or even going to the gym. Please scroll using the arrows below to view our Short Clips.
Our short film series showing days in the life of The Girl with the Curly Hair.
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