“Be the change you want to see in the world” – Gandhi.

Published on 09/4/2012

This famous sentence comes to mind after meeting Amaya, who came to visit the offices of El Naturalista this week.

Amaya with her children


Amaya is the mother of Mario and Leyre. On 19th January 2011 her life changed forever... she received Mario's diagnosis... “without anaesthetic, without raising an eyebrow, without a tremor in his voice” (as she tells in her blog) the Doctor announced that her son had autism. Since then she has been dedicating her life to helping, and not only her son; her mission is much bigger, she has the firm aim of letting people know about autism and leaving her son in a world that will love and understand him.


This tireless mother along with the parents of other children affected with autism have created the Navarrese Autism Association (Asociación Navarra de Autismo). You can learn more about this inspiring story in her book “La alegría muda de Mario” ('Mario's silent happiness') which you can buy in Spain's main bookshops or by ordering it at info.ana@autismonavarra; all profits from the sales are destined to the Association. We wish you the best of success Amaya!

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