Autism Unveiled Week 5
Who Am I?
I am a small (11-almost-12-year-old) girl who lives in Charlotte, North Carolina. I love magic, fairytales and fantastical things. I am a Make a Wish kid, my wish was to be an actual Disney Princess. My favorite color is purple and I love chocolate!!!!!!! I love the Minecraft-meets-My-Little-Pony YouTuber Amylee33 because she is always happy and whenever I hear her voice it makes me happy!!!
How is Autism part of me?
My whole family has Autism, including my mom, author, Jennifer O’Toole (yay!). I also have the Best dog ever, Daisy! I also have two brothers ages 8 and 5. I love my autism because it makes me me and it gives my brain that extra sparkle!!!!!!
Drawings courtesy of Anne-Louise Richards. The portrait is based on Ariel, the Little Mermaid, and Princess Melody, her daughter.
Maura O’Toole, North Carolina
Maura is part of the Autism Unveiled Project – 6 weeks of posts by Autistic people commencing on April 2, 2015, World Autism Awareness Day.