Think You Know Autism?
The diagnosis and "treatment" of autism is changing dramatically.
Neurodiversity is at the forefront of our conversation about autism.
Autistic people are not failed version of normal, rather unique individuals with their own story of struggle and strength.
We must listen to autistic voices in inform our clinical care.
We must embrace the change.
Like us, you got into this business because you care. As clinicians, we believe that loving-kindness should guide us. That people aren’t a collection of behaviors. We invite you to take a leap of faith with us, as we ‘shift’ our attitudes and beliefs about autism. We need to adopt an “understand first” attitude, that will help the persons entrusted into our care understand that they are lovable and valuable just as they are. Where those that we serve, leave our care feeling like they matter and knowing that they will do wonderful things.
Behavior change matters. It’s just US who needs to change.
At Love & Autism, we offer a unique experience where we can learn from autistic voices. We are one of the only conferences where the speakers are made of primarily autistic speakers. The following are former and upcoming speakers that have attended our conference.
Stephen Shore Ed. D.
John Elder Robison
Sally J. Pla