A rose by any other name would smell…of stigma (or, the psychologically important difference between being a “person with autism” or an Autistic person) by Dr Chloe Farahar

Dr Chloe Farahar was invited to write a guest article for University College London, Unit for Stigma Research blog, titled: A rose by any other name would smell…of stigma (or, the psychologically important difference between being a “person with autism” or an Autistic person). “Question: Is identifying with social groups beneficial to people’s health and … Continue reading A rose by any other name would smell…of stigma (or, the psychologically important difference between being a “person with autism” or an Autistic person) by Dr Chloe Farahar

Ableism in Academia – Dr. Chloe Farahar & Annette Foster

Dr. Chloe Farahar and Annette Foster joined Meghan Ashburn of Not an Autism Mom to talk about their chapter in the newly released: Lived Experiences of Ableism in Academia: Strategies for Inclusion in Higher Education They shared their own experiences as Autistic academics as discussed in their chapter #AutisticsInAcademia about what accommodations they found helpful, … Continue reading Ableism in Academia – Dr. Chloe Farahar & Annette Foster

GLOSSARY OF AUTISTIC TERMS

Ableism: A “type of discrimination in which able-bodied individuals are viewed as normal and superior to those with a disability, resulting in prejudice toward the latter.” Autistic experience/to be Autistic: “[A] neurodevelopmental difference, where Autistic brains work differently to non-autistic people. ​There are as many different brains and ways of experiencing the world as there are different bodies. ​ … Continue reading GLOSSARY OF AUTISTIC TERMS

The Autistic Mental Health and Wellbeing Conference 1st – 2nd May 2021

Aucademy are very pleased to be co-hosting an Autistic mental health event in 2021 with Reframing Autism, and one of our valued contributors David Gray-Hammond of Emergent Divergence. Donation tickets to be released early 2021. Pop this in your calendars! “We are so excited to bring you this event in May 2021, a collaboration with … Continue reading The Autistic Mental Health and Wellbeing Conference 1st – 2nd May 2021

Tigger Tuesdays – video shorts

Tigger Pritchard, who produces video shorts called “Coffee with Tigger”, is kindly, lushly, gorgeously sharing his video shorts with Aucademy for Tigger Tuesdays. Tigger’s video shorts look at the amazing Autistic world, with guests, reviews, tips, ideas and advice. From The Autism Coffee Shop with Tigger Pritchard, Facebook page, Podcasts and more. Hosted by Tigger, … Continue reading Tigger Tuesdays – video shorts

Language for the bin (& what to use instead)!

Picture of words for the bin and words to use instead. Written as text further down the page. In the bin Keep, practice, and role model Person with autismOn the spectrum Autism DiseaseDisorderIllnessMental illnessProblemIssueDeficitImpairmentPathological  Challenging  Violent  Low functioningHigh functioningSevere/mild autism  TraitsSymptomsRisk of autism CureTreatmentInterventionStrategies  Behaviour  Special interests Autistic person   Neurodevelopmental differenceNeurodivergenceDifference       Challenged by e.g. the environment  Anxious; distressed; meltdown  Support need/s – … Continue reading Language for the bin (& what to use instead)!

How do I Get my Child to…X?

Saturday 15th August 2020 – by Harry Thompson It is no secret to my listeners, readers and friends that in my experience in working with PDA families, I have come to loathe one, simple question: “How do I get my child to X?” Now on the surface, this question may seem harmless and reasonable, but … Continue reading How do I Get my Child to…X?

A rightly angry Autistic blog

Friday 7th August 2020 – by Victoria Busuttil Today I feel deep seated, unadulterated, rage and anger. I’m sat here drinking tea, freshly poured out of my favourite tea pot. I politely dunk my Rich Tea biscuits. Feel sorry for the dog and give her an occasional biscuit. I love the sound she makes when … Continue reading A rightly angry Autistic blog

Aucademy in discussion live: Kim Rhodes – beginning the neurodivergence discovery journey

Recorded and originally aired: Thursday 16th July 2020, 20:00-21:00 BST/London; 12:00-13:00 PT: Aucademy in discussion live: Kim Rhodes – beginning the neurodivergence discovery journey, with Chloe & Harry of Aucademy **Please note we are not clinicians or diagnosticians** Dr Chloe Farahar – Autistic academic, educator, and self-advocateHarry Thompson – Author, speaker, educator, and self-advocateKim Rhodes … Continue reading Aucademy in discussion live: Kim Rhodes – beginning the neurodivergence discovery journey

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