• Autistic Insights: Terra Vance on Relating Through Autistic Identity

    Autistic Insights: Terra Vance on Relating Through Autistic Identity

    In this webinar, presented by Terra Vance with support from Kate Jones of NeuroClastic, Terra explores the topic of relating to Autistic people through Autistic identity, and how to forge authentic relationships.

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  • Kissing the air at Aunty’s: On being an Autistic migrant woman

    Kissing the air at Aunty’s: On being an Autistic migrant woman

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    • November 11, 2022

    With society’s understanding of Autism so focussed on white, middle class Autistic boys, many Autistic people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds miss out on getting formal identification and access to services.

    In this illuminating blog, Autistic advocate and migrant, Helen Said, shares the challenges of her upbringing as an undiagnosed Autistic, migrant girl and how she is working to instigate change for CALD Autistic adults.

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  • Autistic Insights on Identity and Self-Acceptance

    Autistic Insights on Identity and Self-Acceptance

    In this webinar, Lauren Melissa Ellzey (Autienelle) explores her relationship with identity and the ways in which she embraces her intersectional identity to foster her self-acceptance. Video Transcript Hi. Welcome. I am so glad to be here with you all today. I am Lauren Melissa Ellzey, also known as Autienelle across social media and self-advocacy […]

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  • Does Learning You Are Autistic at a Younger Age Lead to Better Adult Outcomes? A Summary for Non-Academics

    Does Learning You Are Autistic at a Younger Age Lead to Better Adult Outcomes? A Summary for Non-Academics

    Does learning you’re Autistic at a younger age lead to increased wellbeing and quality of life? That is the question researchers sought to answer when they embarked on this study. They asked 78 university students how they learned they were Autistic, how they felt about Autism when first learning they are Autistic and now, and when they would tell Autistic children about their Autism. Read this research summary here to find out the results.

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  • Marion McLaughlin and Flick Goodhall, Autistic Storytelling

    Marion McLaughlin and Flick Goodhall, Autistic Storytelling

    In this webinar, Marion McLaughlin and Flick Goodhall discuss the power of Autistic storytelling. Video Transcript Marion – Hi, everyone, and welcome to our webinar on “Autistic Storytelling,” and thank you so much to Reframing Autism for giving us this lovely opportunity. We’d like to introduce ourselves, let you know who it is that you’re […]

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  • Discovering Your Autistic Identity as an Adult: What Next? 

    Discovering Your Autistic Identity as an Adult: What Next? 

    Whether you’ve had a “light bulb” moment when reading of other Autistics’ lived experiences or have realised that you share an uncanny number of characteristics with your Autistic child – Welcome! from a community of people who will understand and accept you for who you are. But what do you do next?

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  • Autism, Ableism and the Key to Self-acceptance

    Autism, Ableism and the Key to Self-acceptance

    “We are taught, intentionally or unintentionally, to think that disability is a bad thing. From teasing at school, gung-ho attitudes to capability, and media displays of inspiration porn, right down to lacklustre workplace accommodations and social stereotyping, we are taught that disability is somehow not okay. In truth, this is BS,” writes Esme Jay aka Pixie’s Big Why.

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  • 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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