• Kristy Forbes, Flourishing with Acceptance

    Kristy Forbes, Flourishing with Acceptance

    Originally aired at Reframing Autism’s 2021 Symposium on Autistic Flourishing: Acceptance, Authenticity, Autonomy, Australian-based Autism and neurodiversity support specialist Kristy Forbes’ presentation explores some of the key concepts around Autism acceptance, including damaging narratives, supporting the individual, Autistic culture and lifestyle, Autistic identity and challenging internalised ableism.

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  • Shy Little Pixie: Unlocking the enigma of Autistic social anxiety

    Shy Little Pixie: Unlocking the enigma of Autistic social anxiety

    “When I am able to mask, I may make it through an hour, but invariably, my mask soon slips, and like Cinderella at the ball, I am left escaping in tears for fear of the ‘real me’ being exposed.” Chantell is a late diagnosed Autistic writer and advocate with ADHD and severe social anxiety. She shares her lived experience online as Shy Little Pixie, so others do not feel so alone.

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  • Amplified, Episode 12: JayJay Mudridge

    Amplified, Episode 12: JayJay Mudridge

    In the twelfth episode Ginny Grant interviews American Autistic advocate JayJay Mudridge. 

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  • From Chaos to Catharsis: How my creativity gave me an emotional outlet

    From Chaos to Catharsis: How my creativity gave me an emotional outlet

    From her traumatic childhood to life as a successful artist and children’s book illustrator, Celeste Josephine’s journey of self-discovery is a testament to the power of Autistic passions and the self-acceptance that can be found when you connect with your neurokin.

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  • Neurodiversity-affirming language: A letter to your family, friends and support network

    Neurodiversity-affirming language: A letter to your family, friends and support network

    Following on from the downloadable letter we created to help your child’s support network adopt neurodiversity-affirming language, here is a similar letter that Autistic adults can share with their family, friends, work colleagues and broader support network inviting them to adopt respectful language that validates Autistic identity.

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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