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.
An Autistic Shutdown
Earlier this year I was part of a team to set up a celebration event for a charity that invited hundreds of guests. The venue featured family friendly activities at the outside area with space indoors to get drinks and breaks. Most of the morning was spent on us putting down signs to direct people…
When people think of ‘autism’ or Autistic people, there’s one word that likely comes to mind: distress. We have been viewed as people who have a ‘disorder’ or ‘deficits’ in communication and interactions, per the outdated claims of the diagnostic criteria. Many clinicians will only diagnose Autistic people who are displaying or experiencing some kind…
Embrace Autistic Culture
Culture is not something that tends to be associated with Autistic people. We have been pathologised and dehumanised since groups of Autistic people were first recognised over a hundred years ago. Our society is still rooted in the pathology paradigm which views Autistic people as being disordered or that we need parents and non-autistic people…