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My hopes for the future for Autistic Children

My hopes for the future for Autistic Children

My hopes for the future for Autistic Children Exploring Neurodiversity Podcast – Episode 37 by Adina Levy In today’s episode, I’m keeping it short and sweet. I’m going to share eight of my biggest hopes for the kids, today and tomorrow....
Magical neuro-inclusive spaces exist – here’s how.

Magical neuro-inclusive spaces exist – here’s how.

Magical neuro-inclusive spaces exist – here’s how. by Adina Levy I had the utter pleasure of being at the Yellow Ladybugs conference in person. I’ve attended it online for 3 years and if you don’t know Yellow Ladybugs please click now to go and...
Autism minus the stigma

Autism minus the stigma

Autism minus the stigma   by Adina Levy Imagine a life where a core part of your identity is something most people misunderstand. Imagine a life where a core part of your identity is something that many people are afraid of, even to say the word. Imagine a life...
A thing can be two things

A thing can be two things

A thing can be two things   by Adina Levy We’re complex humans. Living in a complex world with many other complex humans and countless other variables. Life simply isn’t so cut-and-dry and many of the handy, catchy single lines that many...
Why multimodal communication isn’t optional

Why multimodal communication isn’t optional

Why multimodal communication isn’t optional by Adina Levy First up, let’s get clear on what multimodal communication is: Multimodal communication is when you combine different modes of communication. That might include speech, visuals, gestures, writing,...
The Role of ‘Play’ in Speech Therapy

The Role of ‘Play’ in Speech Therapy

The Role of ‘Play’ in Speech Therapy by Adina Levy Ever wondered about the role ‘play’ has in speech therapy, especially for our beautiful autistic children? Well, let’s address the question: Is there a right or wrong way to play? The...
Should PLAY be a goal? Or an activity?

Should PLAY be a goal? Or an activity?

Should PLAY be a goal? Or an activity? by Adina Levy What is the role of play in therapy for autistic children? This is a question that comes up time and time again. Many of us have done training over the years to learn about how to “teach play”. In my...
Things not to say to kids: “Don’t be silly”

Things not to say to kids: “Don’t be silly”

Things not to say to kids: “Don’t be silly” by Adina Levy Things not to say to kids, that I’ve heard (and almost said myself, recently!): “Don’t be silly” Children (everyone) need their emotions validated to develop emotional...
My journey to identification as an Autistic ADHDer⁠

My journey to identification as an Autistic ADHDer⁠

My journey to identification as an Autistic ADHDer⁠ by Adina Levy I love sharing and reflecting on my personal experiences as a neurodivergent, late-identified person, and blending that in with clinical experience and training that I share with parents &...