10 ‘Autism Interventions’ for Families Embracing the Neurodiversity Paradigm (by Briannon Lee)

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  • P says:

    thank you Nick, i found this interesting and wondered if we as a family had recognised these needs fully,
    i think perhaps not enough as our education was twofold, trying for ‘normalising’, expecting or rather hoping that society will absorb and participate in the childs life, but of course, that takes openness and education and instinct too, i think. and , what people knew then is different from now, and its the length of time, a family spends learning from their family member that can change perception, i used to think that the whole family has disability in it, but of course thats not right at all,

    • Nick says:

      Hi P,
      Thanks for your comment, and reflections on your family’s process. I appreciate the way in which you’ve shared the many aspects of your experience. There is a lot that happens around disability and the manner in which it is naturally resisted, tolerated, held, accepted, resisted, denied and perhaps, accepted by different people within the family (and the wider environment). While understanding and knowledge might have changed over time, society (and practitioners) still grapple with ‘best practice’ for family processes, and their own processes around disability… Thanks again.

      Nick

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