Learning from Each Other by Summer Farelly

October 28, 2021
Family Conference
By Reframing Disability

What do young people with disability say about their parents? Summer Farrelly shares her experience of connecting with her family through common interests. And how her and her mother reverse mentor and support each other.

Summer is a passionate Autistic advocate within the Animal Assisted services sector. For the last 5 years, she has shared her connection with animals and how they give her strength to navigate life as an Autistic teen. 14-years-old, Summer is an Ambassador for Animals Therapies Ltd and The A-List. She also developed Animal Assisted Learning (Chicken) for Autistic people. Through her business, Autistic Perspectives, her purpose is working towards building a sustainable future within the animal-assisted services and Autistic advocacy sectors.

Summer hopes her stories of life’s challenges faced by young Autistic teens will educate and inspire others. Her journey is also about connecting and forming a strong bond with her Autistic mother and brothers.

Summer was a presenter at our Family Conference, hosted in partnership with Plumtree and Now & Next. The Conference brings together families of children with disabilities and their allies. The presentations aim to inspire, educate and empower families in building a good life. The conference also celebrates people with a disability who are making a difference in their community.


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