Free live-streams

Harry and Chloe live-stream on Aucademy on Facebook (as well as some guest slots on Harry’s Facebook page and the Autism with Love page) on a variety of topics. Sometimes Harry and Chloe take questions, and other times they have a discussion about a topic they are interested in. Currently these live-streams have been occurring 20:00 Saturdays, but this is not set in stone.

Head down the page to find our back-catalogue of live stream videos.

So far we have covered:

  • Autistic executive functioning issues
  • Autistic inertia
  • Beginning the neurodivergence discovery journey
  • Importance of identity-first language
  • Issues with functioning language
  • What the diagnostic manual *actually* says
  • Diagnosis criteria
  • Autistic mental health, acceptance, & stigma
  • Four Autistic women & their Autistic journey
  • Late diagnosis as a parent of Autistic children (autism & PDA)
  • “Female” autism – degendering Autistic experience
  • Masking, overwhelm, shutdown, burnout
  • Autistic invalidation trauma & stigma
  • Boundaries
  • Eye contact
  • Autistic relationships
  • Attention differences (ADHD/ADD)
  • Communication differences – understanding our language

PLEASE NOTE: At times there is strong language from Harry or guests. Also note that the PDA profile, which Harry meets and is diagnosed, may mean reasonable responses such as anger and anxiety to questions and demands placed on him during live-streams.

We create theses videos for free, but we would welcome a very small donation so that we may pay the speakers for their time and work. Please consider donating £1 here.

Aucademy in discussion: Autistic artists Mollie and Marie talk to Harry Thompson
Speakers:
* Mollie Sherwin – of Crocheted Baby Yoda fame, and illustrator – https://www.facebook.com/MBsWorkshopss/
* Dela Maria – Autistic parent, who makes comics, muses about neuroscience and learns new things https://www.facebook.com/HVPPYHANDS/
Aucademy in discussion: Autistic artists Annette, Callum, and Sonia talk to Dr Chloe Farahar
Speakers:
*Annette Foster – PhD student in performing arts, investigating Autistic women, non-binary, and Trans people’s experiences via performing arts, creator of Super Autie Grlll and Gang
*Callum Brazzo – Autistic performance poet, currently working on a direct autistic-led response to Autism Speaks’ 100 Day Kit. Also working on a book called Ripples, a film and a theatre show called Compass, appearing in TEDx talks – http://www.callumbrazzo.com/ and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oq9vc…
*Sonia Boué – Artist, her multiform work explores home and the domestic as metaphors for exile and displacement. Sonia has a significant body of postmemory work. She is also a writer on autism and art, and a leading consultant for neurodiversity in the arts. – https://www.soniaboue.co.uk/
Aucademy educating: Discussing the diagnostic manual autism criteria
TRIGGER WARNING: non-detailed discussion of suicide, self-harm, and harmful stims.
In this video Dr Chloe Farahar and Harry Thompson give you the knowledge of what the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders *actually* says regarding the criteria of what constitutes the abstract concept of “Autism Spectrum Disorder”.
**Please note we are not clinicians or diagnosticians**
Harry Thompson – Author, speaker, educator, and self-advocate
Dr Chloe Farahar – Autistic academic, educator, and self-advocate
Pages for speakers:
FB https://www.facebook.com/Aucademy/ website: https://aucademy.co.uk/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLsM… Twitter: https://twitter.com/aucademy/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aucademy/
*Aucademy in discussion live: Autistic and PDA communication*
Communication: stigmatised, misattributed as rudeness, or demanding politeness when they have distressed an Autistic person, e.g. also expect gratitude for unsolicited presents etc.
**Please note we are not clinicians or diagnosticians**
Harry Thompson – Author, speaker, educator, and self-advocate
Dr Chloe Farahar – Autistic academic, educator, and self-advocate
Pages for speakers:
FB https://www.facebook.com/Aucademy/ website: https://aucademy.co.uk/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLsM… Twitter: https://twitter.com/aucademy/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aucademy/
Aucademy in discussion: Harry talks attention differences (ADHD/ADD) with Louis Bishopp-Ford
PLEASE NOTE: strong language
*Please note we are not clinicians or diagnosticians*
Speakers:
Louis Bishopp-Ford – English and Creative Writing undergraduate student, late-diagnosed Autistic and attention differences, grower of vegetables
*Aucademy in discussion: Dr Chloe Farahar answers follower Nicola Wakeling’s questions about Autistic experience*
TRIGGER WARNINGS: non-detailed mention of suicide; mention of grooming; mention of skin picking and scarring (harmful stims).
**Please note we are not clinicians or diagnosticians**
Dr Chloe Farahar – Autistic academic, educator, and self-advocate
Nicola Wakeling – mother of Autistic children, mindfulness mentor, teacher by profession.
Pages for speakers:
Nicola Wakeling on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aspacefordif…
Aucademy on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Aucademy/
*Aucademy in discussion live: An Autistic counsellor educates on boundaries*
POTENTIAL TRIGGER WARNING: non-detailed mention of grooming; non-consensual sexual experiences
In this session, Harry educates Chloe on boundaries, after both having had a session with an Autistic counsellor to teach us about boundaries.
We cover, boundaries: what they are; being aware when you are not enforcing your own boundary needs; wonky boundaries; why boundaries are useful; how to have boundaries; how to set them; boundary strategies; tips.
**Please note we are not clinicians or diagnosticians**
*Aucademy in discussion live: Kieran Rose (The Autistic Advocate) discovering his Autistic identity following becoming a parent, with Chloe Farahar*
**Please note we are not clinicians or diagnosticians**
Dr Chloe Farahar – Autistic academic, educator, and self-advocate
Kieran Rose – Consultant, Writer, Public Speaker and Trainer on Autism
Pages for speakers:
Kieran Rose The Autistic Advocate

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