Image description : A broken porcelain doll's head lying discarded on straw - a quote is at the top - "One way to look at the job of helping autistic kids is to see it as a matter of constructing a person. You have the raw materials, but you have to build a person.”― Lovaas" … Continue reading ‘Autism Training’ – the harsh reality of what professionals are being taught
Category: Aut Thoughts
The Power of Community
Meeting with other autistics gives a sense of belonging we rarely are able to access in our day to day lives. This is an account of how Autscape changed my life for the better.
Autism and our Family : A review
A review of the BBC documentary - Autism and Our Family
Why bad research like Spectrum 10K should no longer get the green light – And what should.
Not all autism research is bad - and we need good research. Why is research like Spectrum 10K bad and what does GOOD Autism reseach look like?
Ghosts of Traumas Past
On different types of perseveration and how they can haunt long past any level of usefulness.
If you can’t see it, you can’t be it – The importance of representation
Why equal representation is so important
Why Won’t People Let Autistic Children Stim?
Why 'normalising' needs to stop.
Hiding in Plain Sight – Invisible and Autistic
On the experience of feeling invisible as an autistic.
Implementing diversity in a non-tokenistic way
The right, and wrong ways, to practice inclusion.
Thoughts on Power
Thoughts on power and being disempowered by Yenn Purkis