Originally posted on The Autism Centre:
Happy Christmas to our Autism Centre community. Here are some tips compiled by Emma Sterland (Guardian Professional 18/12/12) on how to make Christmas a time of fun and celebration for those who prefer their usual routine. http://www.guardian.co.uk/social-care-network/2012/dec/18/learning-disabilities-tips-family-christmas?CMP=twt_gu Have a good one!
It’s been 12 years since I last lived and worked in the US, and there are times when I realise how far my views have come from the days I, too, saw autism entirely through the lens of the medical model. Reading about how parents are dosing their autistic children with bleach compounds in a […]
Have you or another parent you know tried or considered using Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) but decided it wasn’t the right way to go for your autistic child? A BBC documentary producer would like to interview you about your decision. Get in touch with me if you’re interested…
No, not that terrible story that used to make the rounds of parent groups–the real thing… I’m excited to report that I’ll be in the Netherlands during the first week of November to talk about autism and disability studies with Dutch colleagues. I have been spending lots of time in the Netherlands this year, and […]
I’ve just started a new post at Sheffield Hallam University, where I will be leading the MA Autism programme and teaching on other undergraduate and postgraduate courses. After a difficult summer of job-hunting, this is a welcome surprise–especially since this was actually the post I most coveted as a post-doc five years ago! For me, […]
I’ve started this blog, which will eventually become part of a Web site, to showcase my books, journal, articles, and research–and the ideas behind them. I’ll be adding text over the next few weeks to tell you more about the work I do for and with people on the autism spectrum, and adding links to […]