Everything we do at Reframing Autism is guided by certain principles, including a commitment to:
While we absolutely acknowledge the many challenges that come with being Autistic in a predominantly non-autistic world, that is not our focus. Our focus is on changing the pervasive negative views about Autism that continue to make things harder for Autistic people. We know that changing these perspectives won’t remove every challenge facing our community, but we believe that providing Autistic people, their loved ones and the professionals supporting them, with more affirming narratives will foster wellbeing.
We respect all neurodivergences, and uphold the worth and dignity of the full diversity of humanity.
We accept the reality of neurodiversity, and work to build self- and social acceptance.
We embrace all diversity. And we embrace our Autistic identity.
We empower the Autistic and Autism communities alike to focus on thriving.
“Thank you for the amazing work you are doing… The information I have learnt so far has been life changing for myself and my child. I recommend Reframing Autism to everyone – school staff, parents, family, friends… Gives me hope that my child’s experiences can be different from mine.”
“Reframing Autism is a beautifully presented platform to educate and support a wide sector of the Autistic community and allies. I can’t speak highly enough of the organisation. It has helped me become a better educator.”
“The content posted on Reframing Autism’s social media helps me better understand my own neurodiversity, and also reaffirms that I am not alone – many people share similar experiences and I am able to relate to them, which helps me to better accept myself after a lifetime of struggling in this area.”
“Thank you for your exceptional work. Of all the people/organisations I follow, I am most grateful for yours. Your ability to be authentic, intellectually rigorous and deeply respectful is a real feat. It is evident there is a high standard of research and knowledge that manages to be communicated in everyday language.”
“As a parent, I want my son to thrive as his happiest, healthiest, most authentic self and I have appreciated learning how I can best support him and also just the continual reminders to meet and fully accept him as he is and to value and celebrate the ways that he experiences and moves through this world differently than I do.”
We offer a range of learning options, including on-demand online workshops, short courses, masterclasses and professional development, in-depth courses focussing on Autistic wellbeing, and conferences and symposia. Our resources include blogs, articles, podcasts, webinars, position statements and research summaries, and are free for everyone to access. We also offer bespoke professional development, workshops, presentations, and consultation to the private, public and research sectors.
The Reframing Autism team would like to acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the lands on which we have the privilege to learn, work, and grow. Whilst we gather on many different parts of this Country, the RA team walk on the land of the Birpai, Awabakal, Wattamattagal, Whadjak, Amangu, Bunurong and Kaurna Yarta peoples.
We are committed to honouring the rich culture of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples of this Country, and the diversity and learning opportunities with which they provide us. We extend our gratitude and respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and to all Elders past, present, and emerging, for their wisdom, their resilience, and for helping this Country to heal.