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Adapting Your Communication with Autistic Children and Youths

June 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

In AsIAm’s next installment in our Community Support webinar series, we focus on adapting communication with Autistic children. It is no secret that differences in communication are common for autistic people of all support needs. In the past, professional consensus framed autistic communication as a series of deficits or problems to be solved. This often comes from applying neurotypical, or non-autistic social norms as the default. Using a strengths-based approach and Dr. Damian Milton’s Double Empathy concept, we can develop more productive ways to communicate. After all, communication is a two-way process and autistic people need not do all the work!

For this webinar we are joined by Specialist Speech and Language Therapist Orlagh O’Leary. Orlagh has a BA in Psychology and an MSc in Foundations of Clinical Psychology and Speech and Languages Science each. She has previous experience working in a range of job roles and settings with autistic individuals including as a teaching assistant, special needs assistant, residential care worker and team leader of a respite centre in Melbourne, Australia. As such, Orlagh has a range of hands-on experience working with autistic individuals and families, as well as with other professionals in this field.

We thank Supervalu whose sponsorship helps make these webinars possible.

To register for the webinar, click here.


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