New in 2021: “autism” theories versus Autistic theories of Autistic experience
In a sentence:
In this talk Dr Chloe Farahar, an Autistic academic, provides an overview of the non-autistic derived theories of “autism” and their critiques, ending on discussion of Autistic theories of Autistic experience.
In this talk Dr Chloe Farahar, an Autistic academic, provides an overview of the non-autistic derived theories of “autism” and their critiques, ending on discussion of Autistic theories of Autistic experience. Chloe aims to provide attendees with a nuanced perspective about the difference of being a “person with autism” as theorised by non-autistic researchers, and an Autistic person humanised by non-deficit models of Autistic experience developed by Autistic researchers.
- Neurotypical theories of autism and their criticisms: Why are there Autistic people?
- Why autism is not a disorder: Autistic theories of Autistic experience
- Double empathy problem
- The Autistic three dimensions space (Farahar & Foster, 2018)
Each individual workshop suits a two-hour (or more) timeframe to incorporate interaction, reflection, and discussion.
Attendees: There are no limits as to the number who can attend, and workshops have been delivered to both small (e.g. 10) and large groups (80+). Workshops are appropriate for all age groups and backgrounds (upwards of age 14 years+, and 10 years+ for the neurodiversity day event), and have been carried out with: teenage school children; foundation degree students; degree students; charitable organisation staff/volunteers; Metropolitan Police personnel; support and well-being staff etc.
Fees: Training sessions are £100 per hour per trainer. If you are a charitable organisation with limited funds still get in touch and we can see what we can do – we never want to price out organisations wanting to improve their understanding of Autistic experience.