But You Don't Look Autistic and Other Forms of Ableism - The Impact of Living Undiagnosed Autistic for 45 years
13 Mar 2024
Please provide details of your topic: Fireside Chat title: 'But you don't look Autistic!' 'and other forms of Ableism. Short description of purpose of the Fireside Chat and learning outcomes for delegates: ' Highlighting the impact of living undiagnosed Autistic for 45 years. ' Understanding there is a huge hidden amount of Autistic people, and how Ableism is preventing them being found. ' Where we can find the undiagnosed/unidentified Autistics, and the overlap with illness, disability, and other coping mechanisms. ' Why many of us are hidden and the links between the hidden group and high achievement/exceptional success. ' The blind spot in research because of the hidden (unfound) Autistics, and the impact of this on what we know about Autism. ' Recognising the essential reasons to find us: suicide prevention, child protection, identity, and better understanding of Autism. ' Conditions for self-identification and why self-identification is key in (the first instance) in a system which has proved itself unable to find us. ' Understanding whether Autism is a disease, disorder, difference, disability. ' My life's mission considering the above'Helping others join the dots that would not otherwise be joined!