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Jessica Harrison is an Autistic Autism researcher, with an expertise in Autistic empathy.

In this webinar, Jessica talks to us about what empathy actually is (and what it is not), what Autistic empathy might look like, and she examines the research evidence for the ‘standard’ view that Autistic people have an empathy deficit.

By providing an alternative understanding of empathy, Jessica helps parents and professionals alike to reframe their understanding of their child’s organically Autistic empathy.


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