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Healthy BoundariesHealthy FriendshipsPeer Support May 2022

Slide01Healthy BoundariesHealthy FriendshipsPeer Support May 2022 Slide02What are boundaries?Personal Boundaries are rules and limits we set for how we interact with others including how much we give or take in interactions.They are also an invisible line between ourselves and other people. They keep us from losing our sense of self among others and knowing whoContinue reading “Healthy BoundariesHealthy FriendshipsPeer Support May 2022”

The Reason I Jump

#AccessibleMedia Slide01The Reason I JumpMedia Review AccessibleMedia The Reason I Jump 2020 Vulcan Productions, Inc., The British Film Institute,Picturehouse Entertainment Director: Jerry RothwellImage Shows: A film poster for ‘The Reason I Jump’. On the poster a young boy with dark hair looks up and to the left against a glowing orange and blue sky. Slide02OriginsTheContinue reading “The Reason I Jump”

Did Grunya Sukhareva Discover Autism?

#AccessibleAcademia Slide01Did Grunya Sukhareva Discover Autism? Slide 02The Short Answer: NoAutism has always been a part of human diversity*.But various people have taken credit for first describing and categorising us medically. *Autistic author Temple Grandin suggests that only autistic people have the stamina for repetition and abstract thought necessary for humans to invent stone toolsContinue reading “Did Grunya Sukhareva Discover Autism?”

Autistic Self-Care

Peer Support April 2022 Slide01Self-CareSelf-care for Autistic People is different from self care for Neurotypicals.Our needs our different. It’s not all about eating chocolate in the bathand spa days*. It is about taking responsibility for our own well being. Slide02Why It’s Important:If we neglect our self-care we bring ourselves closer to• Meltdowns• Burnout But self-careContinue reading “Autistic Self-Care”

AS WE SEE IT ANALYSIS & REVIEW

#AccessibleMedia Slide01“As We See It” is a recent Amazon Prime drama/comedy series following three 25-year-old Autistic characters: Vi(olet), Harrison and Jack who share an apartment in Los Angeles, USA, and also their carer Mandy and Vi’s Brother Van.Mainstream reviewers praised it with terms like “lots of heart” (Guardian.com Jan 21 2022) and “charming” (nytimes.com JanContinue reading “AS WE SEE IT ANALYSIS & REVIEW”

DSM 5 Text Revision & Autism: What are the changes? What do they mean?

#AccessibleAcademia Slide 01DSM 5 Text Revision & AutismWhat are the changes?What do they mean? Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition, Text Revision (DSM-5-TR), American Psychiatric Association 2022 Slide 02The DSMThe Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders is a reference used by psychiatrists for the purposes of insurance in the US. BecauseContinue reading “DSM 5 Text Revision & Autism: What are the changes? What do they mean?”

Narcissistic Behaviour & Gaslighting Peer Support March 2022

Looking after ourselves as Autistic People Slide01 Narcissistic Behaviour & Gaslighting Looking after ourselves as Autistic People Peer Support Mar 2022 Slide02 What is Narcissistic Behaviour? These are behaviours that are manipulative, cruel, dishonest, arrogant or exploitive. A narcissistic person will engage in these behaviours because they have a grandiose sense of self-importance and anContinue reading “Narcissistic Behaviour & Gaslighting Peer Support March 2022”

Women’s Experiences of Being Autistic

#AccessibleAcademia Slide01Women’s Experiences of Being Autistic‘You don’t look autistic’: A qualitative exploration of women’s experiences of being the ‘autistic other’Kate Seers and Rachel C Hogg (2021) Autism 1–12 DOI: 10.1177/1362361321993722 https://www.researchgate.net/publication/350092115_%27You_don%27t_look_autistic%27_A_qualitative_exploration_of_women%27s_experiences_of_being_the_%27autistic_other%27 Slide02This qualitative study* interviewed 8 Autistic women diagnosed as adults using semi-structured questions.The results were then anonymised and analysed. A few significant themes were foundContinue reading “Women’s Experiences of Being Autistic”

Paddy and Christine McGuinness: Our Family and Autism

#AccessibleMedia Slide 1/8: Paddy and Christine McGuinness: Our Family and Autism We are looking at the pros and cons of this documentary about a family coming to terms with, and seeking out, multiple autism diagnoses. Slide 2/8: Paddy and Christine McGuinness: Our Family and Autism2021 BBC Director: Lucy Wilcox The documentary followed Comedian and presenterContinue reading “Paddy and Christine McGuinness: Our Family and Autism”

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