There is much debate over the validity of a ‘self-diagnosis’ for neurodivergent people. This site fully supports the right for people to self-diagnose and find a sense of self within our “community”. The reality of the case is that the vast majority of people seek a formal diagnosis precisely because they think they may divergeContinue reading “Autism Spectrum Conditions and Self-Diagnosis”
Foundation and Advanced Low Arousal training sessions are now being delivered online every Friday by our team of experienced crisis management trainers. These 3.5 hour sessions cover the principles of Low Arousal Approaches and their application in practice, applicable for families, teachers, staff and more. The foundation course also includes a free e-copy of ‘The ReflectiveContinue reading “Studio 3 Low Arousal Training”
I’ve added a link to the full article on the ARTICLE LINKS tab at the top of the page. This ground-breaking research offers fascinating insights into the issues faced by supporters of autistic people surrounding sex and sexuality. It also includes a number of recommendations that can be implemented in organisations or services.
Join the Network We are the world leading restraint reduction charity and we want you to be a part of our movement. All of our members demonstrate their commitment to reducing restrictive practice and has a vital role to play in shaping a global, least-restrictive culture. We have launched a new model of membership toContinue reading “Restraint Reduction Network”
This is the lived reality for many people. The competing sensory input can be overwhelming, so allow the person a bit longer to process a question or a reply. Try and keep in mind the environment if you want to discuss something important, then are you helping or making the situation worse? Just because youContinue reading “Allow Processing Time”
We traditionally talk about 5 senses, but the reality is that there are other senses that can negatively impact on autistic people as well as the traditional ones. Above you can see the list and it is important to keep in mind that people can struggle with all of them. This can be in theContinue reading “Sensory Matters”
The term ‘Critical Autism Studies’ (CAS) was coined in 2010 by Joyce Davidson and Michael Orsini. Although the definition of CAS is subject to some debate, it is thought to comprise three elements: 1. Critically exploring the power dynamics that shape autism – in terms of diagnosis, what is autism and what is knowable aboutContinue reading “Critical Autism Studies”