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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Alis hopes that anyone who is autistic (whether or not they know they are) will realise that they are not alone in the world and that there are other people who do feel the same way.
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.
A Day at College for The Girl with the Curly Hair
The Girl With The Curly Hair goes to college. She travels by train and has Chemistry, Physics and Biology lessons.
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