Resources

  • My Autistic Journey and the Birth of Au-some Women

    My Autistic Journey and the Birth of Au-some Women

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    • February 09, 2022

    Following the diagnosis of her son, Natalie Garmson had a lightbulb moment that explained her life to date – she, too, is Autistic. Unable to find any support groups specifically for Autistic women, she set out to create Au-some Women where women meet in person or online and share their lived experience, insight and tips, and empower each other to love their authentic selves.

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  • Dr Melanie Heyworth, Triple A Rated Goals

    Dr Melanie Heyworth, Triple A Rated Goals

    In this video, originally released at Reframing Autism’s 2021 Symposium on Autistic Flourishing: Acceptance, Authenticity, Autonomy, Reframing Autism’s CEO and Autistic Autism researcher Melanie Heyworth reflects on the specific conditions that promote genuine, authentic, Autistic flourishing or happiness.

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  • McAlister Greiner Huynh, Flourishing in Education

    McAlister Greiner Huynh, Flourishing in Education

    In this presentation, first aired at Reframing Autism’s 2021 Symposium on Autistic Flourishing: Acceptance, Authenticity, Autonomy, McAlister Greiner Huynh, also known as The Neurodivergent Teacher, looks at how to help Autistic students to flourish as their authentic selves in their education by designing our classrooms, schools and places of learning with neurodiversity in mind.

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  • Amplified, Episode 7: Damon Kirsebom

    Amplified, Episode 7: Damon Kirsebom

    In the seventh episode Ginny Grant interviews Damon Kirsebom, an Autistic nonspeaking advocate and activist.

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  • How to prepare Autistically for COVID-19: Essential tips from an Autistic Doctor

    How to prepare Autistically for COVID-19: Essential tips from an Autistic Doctor

    During the COVID-19 pandemic – when the only certainty in life is uncertainty – times can be fraught, and Autistic people are especially vulnerable. Without our usual support networks in place and with many of us dealing with co-occurring inflammatory conditions and autoimmune dysfunction, we’re at greater risk of worse prognostic outcomes. In this must-read tip sheet, an Autistic doctor shares her essential tips for preparing for and managing COVID-19 as an Autistic person.

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  • Neurodiversity-affirming language: A letter to your child’s support network

    Neurodiversity-affirming language: A letter to your child’s support network

    Have you ever wished your child’s teachers, therapists and social workers – or even extended family and friends – would use uplifting, self-affirming terminology when discussing your Autistic child? The Reframing Autism team have, so we created this printable letter full of respectful, Autistic-informed language to share with your child’s support network.

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  • Flourishing in Education

    Flourishing in Education

    “The only way we can expect Autistic students to flourish as their authentic selves in education is by designing our classrooms, schools and places of learning with the understanding that neurodiversity is the rule, not the exception.” In this insightful blog, US-based educator, McAlister Greiner Huynh, also known as the Neurodivergent Teacher on Facebook and Instagram shares her talk made at the Autistic Flourishing Symposium on how we can help Autistic students flourish in their education. 

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  • Creating Actually Autistic Care

    Creating Actually Autistic Care

    In this guest blog, Autistic author Josephine Moon describes her journey to establishing Actually Autistic Care, a therapy provider which offers individuals Autistic connection, support, retreats and therapy led by Autistic individuals who truly understand what it means to walk through a neurotypical word with a neurodivergent brain.

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  • “I’m Proud to be a Little Bit Different”: The Effects of Autistic Individuals’ Perceptions of Autism and Autism Social Identity on Their Collective Self-esteem, a summary for non-academics

    “I’m Proud to be a Little Bit Different”: The Effects of Autistic Individuals’ Perceptions of Autism and Autism Social Identity on Their Collective Self-esteem, a summary for non-academics

    In this open access research coming out of the UK, Rosalind Cooper and colleagues surveyed Autistic adults. The aim was to understand how perceiving Autistic attributes positively and identifying as Autistic and as part of the Autistic community might be associated with wellbeing.

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