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”
Neurodivergent Rebel is in Austin, Texas. This is an old photo of me sitting under some “standard office lighting” – the lights that chased me out of office life and into working remotely. I am Autistic, but didn’t know for the first 29 years of my life. I discovered the truth, in part, thanks toContinue reading “Hyper sensitivity”