• Shadia Hancock on passions and pastimes

    Shadia Hancock on passions and pastimes

    Join Autistic advocate and Speech Pathology student, Shadia Hancock, as they explore some of their deepest passions and reflect on how they have spent their time during isolation.

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  • Dr Jac den Houting on Autistic wellbeing

    Dr Jac den Houting on Autistic wellbeing

    Join Autistic advocate and researcher, Dr Jac den Houting (of ASAN Au/NZ), as they share their experiences of thriving and maintaining wellbeing during the COVID-19 isolation.

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  • Nathan McConnell on passions and pastimes

    Nathan McConnell on passions and pastimes

    Join Autistic advocate, Nathan McConnell, of Growing Up Autie, as he explores his passions and how he is spending his time in isolation.

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  • Dr Wenn Lawson on passions and motivations

    Dr Wenn Lawson on passions and motivations

    Join Dr Wenn Lawson, Autistic advocate, speaker, educator, author and psychologist, as he explores his passions and how he stays motivated in these unusual and difficult times.

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  • The beauty of my Autism

    The beauty of my Autism

    Autism acceptance is not about denying the challenges. But… it requires you to look for – and then to see, truly and genuinely – the beauty and joy of and in Autism. Because it is there to see, if you care to look.

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  • Passions and motivation: Why passions aren’t rewards

    Passions and motivation: Why passions aren’t rewards

    Although I have had some very positive feedback about my Manifesto for Allies, one part of the Manifesto has prompted more questions and discussion than any other section. My stance on Autistic passions has caused some consternation (or at least uncertainty), so I wanted to spend some time expanding and explaining my thinking on this matter further. Bear with me: this post is another long one!

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  • A manifesto for allies adopting an acceptance approach to Autism

    A manifesto for allies adopting an acceptance approach to Autism

    • Blogs
    • 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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