Providing insight into Autistic experience and culture.

About Me

Scott Neilson (he/him)

I am an Autistic trainer, speaker and consultant in Scotland. I am dedicated to making people more understanding and accepting of Autistic people and our culture. One of my passions is to help Autistic people discover themselves and thrive in their lives through embodying their authentic Autistic expression.

I am open to requests for training, talks or consultancy and you can leave a message on the contact page if you are interested in this or would like to collaborate with me. šŸ˜Š

Featured Post

Being in an Autistic Space

My time at Autscape 2022

Living in a neurotypical dominant world is a very complicated experience for Autistic people. Unfortunately it is one which also inflicts a great deal of trauma on us. The world is filled with unspoken rules that we are apparently missing the book of. There are social norms that arenā€™t compatible with our different neurotypes. I [ā€¦]

by scottwn13th Aug 2022

Latest Posts

We are Autistic

Our language informs our perspectives and beliefs of ourselves & other people. With Autistic & otherwise Neurodivergent people, we have long been described through deeply dehumanising language. We are still stuck with the term ā€œAutism Spectrum Disorderā€ being used by professionals, as though we are sick or ill. In reality, the word ā€œdisorderā€ is justā€¦

New Events Page

I have just added an events page on my blog to promote upcoming training & talks I will be delivering. Next month I will be delivering a webinar on Autistic Communication with Hayley from Autism with a Pinch of SaLT. Details can be found on my events page below.

Build Boundaries, not Resilience

Thereā€™s a common saying by professionals that children need to ā€œbuild resilienceā€ in order to cope in the world. When there appears to be progress for an Autistic child in school after receiving access to supports and adjustments, the mindset of professionals is to begin removing these supports to ā€˜increase independenceā€™. Fading these supports onlyā€¦

Striving for a Better World

As we move into a new year, letā€™s make further steps towards creating a world where Autistic and other Neurodivergent people are valued as being part of human diversity rather than a pathology to fix. To embrace deviations from neuronormativity rather than to treat them as broken or sick. A world that identifies our experiencesā€¦

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