A New Autism Story

  Part II   In Part I I described the broad context of introducing Real Connections’ blog. Today, I would like to tell more about what the idea of a New Autism Story means to me. The New Autism Story is a story of reciprocal empathy, neurodiversity, acceptance, development, individual differences, mindsight, relationships, intention, sense of self and understanding. The vision I have for the young autistic people I meet in my work is one where they are capable of living these concepts and never limiting the imagination for them…

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A New Autism Story

Part I Last month, October 2012, was the 10th anniversary of practice as a developmental therapist with autistic children and their families. Over the past 18 months, I have come to a point where I increasingly see a need for more voices telling a new story of Autism and offering families, professional, and autistics new words and perspectives for understanding the story of Autism. The idea of “A New Autsim Story” came from Gordon Wheeler’s work on developing a new human story along with the Royal Society for the encouragement…

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