Hi I have watched the lives today and yesterday, thank you all so much. really thought provoking, light bulb moments. Fabulous
I’ve just attended the most brilliant Aucademy Education session about positive autistic identity. Most workshops, groups, books etc I’ve used to understand the boys and other autistic people better usually talk about ‘having autism’ and challenges or symptoms…you are autistic, you don’t carry it along with you like something you can sometimes leave at home. “Your brain is an autistic brain and is inseparable from you”.
I highly recommend following Harry Thompson – PDA Extraordinaire and Dr Chloe Farahar if you want to truly appreciate how to help autistic people have a positive experience of the world, and help you have a better understanding of and appreciation for the many strengths and differences in autistic people.
Simply the best autistic centred autistic information resource. You’ll learn more here in a minute than you will spending a month on most of those so-called authoritative sites that see autism as a problem to be solved.
So many wonderful people here willing to share their knowledge, insights and personal experiences. You will not find a more welcoming and understanding place to be your true autistic self or learn about the autistic experience.
Thankyou to everyone involved
in this much needed project, i am so glad I found you ♡♡♡
Brilliant team, wonderful insight and facts. This team has created a wonderful resource. I’m so glad I found this community.
I feel more knowledgeable and better able to support my autistic relative. I am eager to learn more.Webinar attendee 2020
It was really helpful to find out current thinking and research findings as so much has evolved in last couple of decades. When outside of academia, it is harder to know/keep up as less access to journals, papers etc.Webinar attendee 2020
You say whistle stop tour, I say, you’ve covered more, and far more appropriate stuff, than during my whole MSc in autism! Thanks.Webinar attendee 2020
“I just really wanted to say a huge thanks. You’ve helped me so much. The validation that you gave me has brought about this huge shift of me embracing my autistic identity for the first time which has genuinely improved my mental health so so much. I feel like a have a present and a future and I can care for my traumatic past.
This morning was a great achievement that really illustrates how big this shift is for me. My daughter wouldn’t go into school this morning. We had 3 teachers around trying to coax her. One came towards me with her big loud voice ready to take her out of my arms. This has previously caused me 3 day long meltdowns as the forced transition into school for me and both my kids is really really tough. I very clearly and firmly told her to wait and give [child’s name] whatever time she needs to transition. In the past I could NEVER EVER do this! I had lost all my self advocacy and assertive skills. Now I can show up in the world as autistic and advocate for mine and my children’s needs openly. This is huge for us.
I had no one else to share it with so I hope you don’t mind me sharing with you.
I’m loving following Aucademy and Harry and Tigger, slowly finding an autistic community.
Thanks so much to all of you,
P.s Stimmy balls!”