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

Aucademy in discussion: Four Autistic women and their Autistic journeys

Aucademy in discussion: Four Autistic women and their Autistic journeys Recorded and originally aired: Sat 27th June, 20:00-22:00 BST/London In this video four Aucademy Educators discuss their journey to discovering their Autistic identities. Talk outline: 1. Chloe’s journey (she/they) – growing up as an Autistic child not knowing she was Autistic; discovering later in life … Continue reading Aucademy in discussion: Four Autistic women and their Autistic journeys

Aucademy in discussion: Interview with Emma Dalmayne, Autistic Woman of Colour, advocate, & activist

Aucademy is pleased to have recorded this interview with Emma Dalmayne discussing POC Autistic experiences and the support these minorities need. Emma is an Autistic Woman of Colour, advocate, and activist, fighting against the harm done to Autistic people in the name of “curing” us. Emma is also the author of two great books explaining … Continue reading Aucademy in discussion: Interview with Emma Dalmayne, Autistic Woman of Colour, advocate, & activist

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