Another podcast with my colleague and Beltane Fellowship holder, Jen Ross.
A couple of weeks ago I held a little tea party for participants and supporters of the Click-East project which has been my main focus (read: all encompassing obsession) for the past 3 years.
It started when, earlier this year, a gay man was appointed as chief executive officer of the American Psychiatric Association. Like many, I was delighted to see that Dr Saul Levin was heading up an organisation which, only forty years previously had categorised homosexuality as a mental illness. Another first thought was along the lines of “Wow, I hope in forty years time, or less, I’ll be reading about the first autistic CEO of the APA too“.
Parents of children with autism, and autistic people, often share their frustration with the claims of so-called ‘experts’. I suppose I am one of these people – an ‘autism professional’ – who purports to have some kind of insight into autism.
Reviews here of another five autism apps, previously posted individually on Twitter.
Quite a big question to answer… I’m motivated to have a stab at it this week for two reasons. First, I’ve just returned to the office after ten days away during which time I volunteered on a residential summer holiday for children with a range of moderate to severe learning difficulites. I’ve been volunteering on the holiday…
I am a Lower Sixth student studying Psychology. I have one more year until I leave school and go to University and although I know I want to do a Psychology degree I am not sure where I want to go afterwards so for the last five days I have been in Edinburgh doing a week’s work experience with Sue.
Reviews here of another six autism apps, previously posted individually on Twitter. The apps covered this month are: Money Counting – non-autism specific app to rehearse using American coins How to Make Lifelong Friends – an e-book for adolescents / adults with guidance on making friends iasku – a communicator app based on PECS-principles for non-verbal or minimally-verbal…
I’ve been a researcher working with people with autism for a decade now and in that time I’ve worked with adults, adolescents, young children and their parents, teachers, clinicians and other members of what I often refer to as “the autism community”.