Autistic people often have areas of strength which are very important for us all to recognise.

Students discuss their individual strengths and highlight how they are often very conscientious, well read and focused on their studies.

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Talking in Pictures

The following short film below was put together by George Watts and casts a side-eye at the common stereotypes of autism. Created using photos sent in by local autistic adults in response to the question “what makes you happy?” The images sent in response to this deceptively simple question speak volumes about the depth and richness of autistic people’s lives. Suffused with joy, it challenges people to reassess the beliefs they hold about autism.

 Things not to say to an autistic person

This BBC short film challenges assumptions about autism. (Warning: contains strong language)

AuVision films

Everyone is different

Listening to students

Taking an inclusive curriculum approach

Literature on the double empathy problem

(those moments when both autistic and non-autistic misunderstand each other)

Milton (2012) On the ontological status of autism the ‘double empathy problem’

Chown (2014) More on the ontological status of autism and double empathy

and how this can be mitigated

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