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Autism & Families – Peer Support August 2022

Slide 01Autism & FamiliesPeer SupportAugust 2022 Slide 02Every family is different. Some of us are lucky and have supportive and understanding families. Some of us are less fortunate and have families that are the site of mistreatment. Some Families are a mixture.Being Autistic can complicate relationships with your family we want to discuss how this…

The Autism Show and Naidex report!

Our Social Activities Co-ordinator Charlie attended The Autism and Naidex exhibitions to see how good they were for Autistic people. Below are their reports. The Autism Show – 14th -15th June 2022 I went down as an individual, and took 2 friends with me also. We were joined on the second day by my mum.…

Autism, Co-occuring Conditions and Diagnosis – Peer Support July 2022

Slide 01Autism, Co-occurring Conditions & Diagnosis Peer SupportJULY 2022 Slide 02Co-Occuring Conditions These are medical conditions and diagnoses that are commonly found in people with Autism. They are also called “Co-Morbid”, but we choose not to use this term because it imparts a negative judgement.We’ll be looking at a few based on research and anecdotal…

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 who…

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. Slide02OriginsThe…

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 tools…

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-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 Jan…

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. Because…

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 an…

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