This one hour talk explores autistic traits and explains their impact on everyday life. The talk is provided by AutAngel which is a community interest company run by and for autistic adults to grow autistic community and increase acceptance of autism.
The talk introduces some of the ways in which autistic traits (which are just human traits felt with an atypical intensity or configured in an atypical way) affect how people think, feel and experience the world. It will help you better understand your autistic friends, family, employees, colleagues or volunteers and as an added bonus be more aware of your own thought processes. The talk covers:
- what is autism?
- atypical development
- social communication and interactions
- sensory atypicalities and spiky ability profile
- executive function.
- Q & A
Caroline Hearst trained as an art psychotherapist and achieved a diagnosis of autism in adulthood after years of personal therapy. She uses these experiences and her extensive knowledge of autism to offer enjoyable and informative talks and training aimed at increasing understanding and acceptance of autism.