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Parenting Autistic Children: It IS possible to be happy.
Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN); “Nothing about us without us!”: A good starting point for information for families and professionals.
I believe that the people we are helping should feel helped. This is a great place to begin to discover how that might look.
AutAngel; a community interest company run by and for autistic people.
We develop and help others develop autistic run projects, and we publicise autistic-run ventures and events of interest to autistic people.
United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities:
This page lists all of the articles (rights) that the UN agrees that individuals with disabilities have. We use it to advocate and in proposals. IT IS LONG! But it is really a fantastic resource.
North East Autism Society; We are committed to understanding the interests, aspirations and dreams of each person referred to our service.
Articles and advice about autism from Chris Bonnello, a former teacher with Asperger Syndrome turned autism speaker.
disability justice, radical resistance, collective liberation
The First EVER Autistic Channel with Autistic Hosts, Guests, Presenters, Video Essays, Live Chats and Podcasts
We are a growing group of like-minded Speech-Language Pathologists who believe that the emotional well-being of the child supersedes mandating “compliant” behavior. We are autistic allies who assert that all behavior is communication, and that sometimes behavior is the only communication a child may have the ability to produce at that particular moment. We are anti-ABA. We advocate neurodiversity, self-determination, dignity, respect of individual rights, sensory preferences, and the power to say “no”. Above all, we seek to understand the reason behind our clients’ behaviors. While supporting the child’s emotional well-being, we provide them with therapy to expand their communication in meaningful and functional ways, and in the manner which works best and is most natural for the child. ©
Thinking Person’s Guide to Autism (TPGA) is the resource we wish we’d had when autism first became part of our lives: a one-stop source for carefully curated, evidence-based information from autism parents, autistics, and autism professionals.
Monthly “Evidence You Can Use” reviews for Speech–Language Pathologists.
A source of news and expert opinion on autism research.
The LBN believes that having genuine choice is integral to the Personalisation agenda and the changes happening within health and social care. To this end, the LBN supports there being a diverse and transparent set of options for support brokerage available to disabled people, including the option to broker for themselves.
The web community designed for individuals (and parents / professionals of those) with Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, ADHD, PDDs, and other neurological differences. We provide a discussion forum, where members communicate with each other, an article section, with exclusive articles and how-to guides, a blogging feature, and more
Naming Adult Autism is one of the first critiques of cultural and medical narratives of Autism to be authored by an adult diagnosed with this condition.
Autism is a ‘social disorder’, defined by interactions and lifestyle. Yet, the expectations of normalcy against which Autism is defined have too rarely been questioned. This book demonstrates the value of the Humanities towards developing fuller understandings of Autistic adulthood, adapting theory from Adorno, Foucault and Butler.
“A must-read for anyone touched by autism… Dr. Prizant’s Uniquely Human is a crucial step in promoting better understanding and a more humane approach” (Associated Press). Instead of classifying “autistic” behaviors as signs of pathology, Dr. Prizant sees them as part of a range of strategies to cope with a world that feels chaotic and overwhelming. Rather than curb these behaviors, it’s better to enhance abilities, build on strengths, and offer supports that will lead to more desirable behavior and a better quality of life.
by Emma Dalmayne, illustrated by Raphelle Dalmayne.
A new book offering insights into the life of an autistic person.
It’s an Autism thing… I’ll help you understand is a valuable teaching and learning resource. It is a written from Emma’s perspective. Both Emma and her children are on the autism spectrum.
Relevant topics are explored through sections: ‘My Experiences’, ‘Information’ and ‘Advice’. The book offers insights into some of the potential trials and challenges of daily life for an autistic person and everyday strategies and support that can all the difference.
The book offers insights into some of the potential trials and challenges of daily life for an autistic person.
by Jessie Hewitson
‘A wise SatNav for what is often a bewildering, or even scary, zone of parenting. The book offers real-world, road-tested, child-first and family-friendly advice; while also highlighting the twin truths that autism is not a tragedy, and that adaptation and acceptance are not resignation’ David Mitchell, bestselling author and co-translator of The Reason I Jump
The definitive guide for parents of autisic children, written from the perspective of neurodiversity.
Snowdrop the Spikeshuffler
Jonathan Raiseborough, 18, who has Asperger’s Syndrome, has now been made an ambassador of the North East Autism Society (NEAS) after illustrating ‘Snowdrop The Spikeshuffler’.
The book, written by children’s author and former newspaper editor Peter Barron, is about a little albino hedgehog who overcomes prejudice in the animal kingdom to emerge as a hero after being befriended by an eagle called Godric.
It has been published nationally with the support of NEAS to underline the message about how the talents of autistic people should not be overlooked.
As a little boy, Jonathan was bullied and found it hard to forge friendships due to his autism. In the book, Snowdrop is picked on by other animals because of his colour. Therefore, the underlying message in the story is: Don’t judge someone just because they’re different.
1. Stopping the stereotype.
Let’s prove autism is less of a puzzle and more a different way of being human.
2. Giving voice to the silent.
Let’s allow people to speak who are currently being spoken for.
3. Monitoring treatment.
Let’s help licensed professionals monitor the actual effectiveness of treatment they provide.