An Autism Journey
This month we thought we’d explore autism and what makes sense to us right now.
There is a lot of information out there to read and absorb. Some things just stand out more than others.
When coming across this Ted Talk by Dr Jac den Houting a research psychologist and Autistic activist here in Australia. It puts a lot of things into perspective for us.
“She discovered a thing called the “neurodiversity paradigm” It is an alternative way of thinking about autism.
Jac diagnosed with autism at 25 said “maybe you can’t tell just by looking at me, but I am disabled”
“I’m not disabled by my autism, though; I’m disabled by my environment”
That in itself is a profound statement.
Through our work here at Little Souls, we provide innovative programs and facilities to teach children the skills to help them overcome the many difficulties they face in everyday life.
You can learn more about Little Souls work here.
“We need services and support that will help us live long and fulfilling lives while respecting our rights to be authentically autistic,” says Jac
Authentically autistic is a beautiful description. And here at Little Souls, we are proud to be able to offer the services and support to the most extraordinary children and their families who are at the very start of their life journey with autism.
If you have time have a listen to this Ted talk 'Why everything you know about autism is wrong', it's about 13 minutes long.