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For Crystel there was a much better ending!
But for so many others there isn't
Crystel's knowledge, experience and contacts helped work out the NDIS maze, what to do, where to go and who to see next next
OUR LIVED EXPERIENCE WITH AUTISM IS THE NUMBER ONE REASON WHY WE CAN HELP SUPPORT YOU AND YOUR FAMILY
A series of videos highlighting everyday experiences. We gain much from shared experiences and knowledge.
Hindsight and reflection are wonderful tools which can be used positively to enlighten the journeys of others, so they too recognise they're not alone in this journey.
This 3 PART MY STORY SERIES reflects on Crystel's journey and the frustration, heartbreak and pain she felt pre-diagnosis to the huge sense of relief she felt post-diagnosis.
PART 1 OF THREE: MY.STORY - CRYSTEL'S JOURNEY (Pre-Diagnosis)
RAW AND EMOTIONAL: Senior Behavioural Therapist and Clinical Director of Autism Adelaide, Crystel Dix speaks with Casey Lama about her personal experience of Lived Experience with Autism. In the first video of the series, Crystel explains how difficult it was. Her frustration and despair are evident when she knew there was something not quite right. Crystel acknowledges the difficulties parents face pre and post-diagnosis because she has walked in their shoes herself.
PART 2 OF THREE: MY.STORY - CRYSTEL'S JOURNEY (Getting a diagnosis and finding supports)
Casey continues the discussion with Crystel of her own Autism journey with her son Lachie. After 7 years and countless specialists, she finally received a diagnosis. But where to from here? And what to do now? How to give Lachie the best support? Find out how Crystel approached the next phase of her journey.
PART 3 OF THREE: MY.STORY - CRYSTEL'S JOURNEY (Post Diagnosis)
Following on from Crystel's initial discussion about her Autism journey with Casey, Crystel reveals the progress Lachie has made after getting the support he needs. In this video Crystel also explains why she felt it was necessary to establish an organisation which builds on the principles of Empathy. Engage. Educate. No longer wishing to be just another number when finding support for people with Autism like Lachie, Crystel formulated and has built Autism Adelaide. Contact [email protected] if you would like to know more.
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