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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 is this behaviour change needed or expected?

WHY is this behaviour change needed or expected?

WHY is this behaviour change needed or expected?   by Adina Levy Behaviour. Behaviour support. Behavioural challenges. ABA, Positive Behaviour Support… These are MORE loaded terms and concepts (following on from last week’s email where I talked about...
Speech is not better

Speech is not better

Speech is not better by Adina Levy All communication is OK, and valid. Speech (a.k.a mouth words, a.k.a ‘verbal’ communication but this terminology should be phased out – see below) is not better than non-speech communication.   For some people, speech is...
Sometimes…

Sometimes…

Sometimes by Adina Levy I teach a lot about the idea of SOMETIMES. Sometimes it’s a great idea to narrate what your child is doing so they can hear interesting words and language.   Sometimes it’s appropriate to be silent and let your child have quiet space....