Research shows that having a positive understanding of your autistic identity is an indicator of higher self-esteem and wellbeing as an adult. Yet, when do we teach this? This session will consider:
what autistic identity is
why and when to start discussing this
the importance of the adult’s understanding of autistic identity and terminology
what not to do and say
concrete, neurodiversity-affirming strategies
top strategies for having conversations around a young person's autistic identity
activities to do with young people to develop their understanding.
Content has been shaped by autistic advisors and contributors, with first-hand experiences woven throughout.
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