• Transforming allied health: The ‘how’ of neurodiversity-affirming services

    Transforming allied health: The ‘how’ of neurodiversity-affirming services

    Speech Pathologist Liz Baird shares how adopting a neurodiversity-affirming approach validated her personally and provided a way forward professionally. “Our social group is a chance to engage in a range of Autistic interaction norms, and I actively “unmask” – consciously disengage in neurotypical communication methods and model authentic connection.”

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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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  • Introduction to Autism, Part 5: Neurodiversity (What is it and why do we care?)

    Introduction to Autism, Part 5: Neurodiversity (What is it and why do we care?)

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    • December 06, 2021

    Often when we discuss Autism, and a strengths-based approach to Autism, we invoke the term “neurodiversity”. But what is neurodiversity, how is it related to Autism, and what does it mean for the way we think about Autism? 

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  • Alexithymia: What becomes of the broken hearted

    Alexithymia: What becomes of the broken hearted

    In this deeply personal guest blog, a loving mother and wife reflects on what it feels like to be Alexithymic or ’emotionally blind’. She writes of the high price to be paid for trauma, as well as the resilience, resourcefulness and strength of spirit it can bring.

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  • Introduction to Autism, Part 1: What is Autism?

    Introduction to Autism, Part 1: What is Autism?

    In this foundational piece, Dr Melanie Heyworth explores what Autism is, and how it is manifested in Autistic people’s behaviours and experiences of the world.

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  • A new friend every day: Living with face blindness

    A new friend every day: Living with face blindness

    An insightful blog by Reframing Autism’s Emma Miall about her personal journey with prosopagnosia and how she experiences the daily process of facial recognition.

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  • A manifesto for allies adopting an acceptance approach to Autism

    A manifesto for allies adopting an acceptance approach to Autism

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    • February 15, 2019

    If you are reading this manifesto, you are likely in the privileged position of being able to be an ally, and to help the Autistic people with whom you live or work or interact to realise their rights and feel loved and welcomed in the world, as they are, not as you (or anyone else) would like them to be. You have the chance to shape the narrative of Autism to one that unites us as a community defined by mutual respect and appreciation. I invite you to see Autism from an Autistic viewpoint, and to join our Autistic community on our journey to acceptance.

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