Autism and Trauma

Why are we even talking about autism and trauma? What we are beginning to see quite clearly from most current research is that levels of trauma are higher in the Autistic population than in the general public.  “Autism training” and “autism courses” which are designed without Autistic input can mean that there is actually very little real and meaningful understanding of autism. Unfortunately trauma responses in Autistic children and adults are not always recognised. They are often misinterpreted as “Autistic Behaviours” but there is no Autistic behaviour only human behaviour. When trauma responses are ignored then this can lead to even more trauma for the Autistic person. When we view Autistic behaviour as human behaviour we begin to see a very different picture to that painted by misinformed professionals who are basing their ideas on outdated ideology.

This session is ideal for parents, carers, teacher, teaching assistants, mental health professionals, medical staff and Autistic people themselves.

Course Length 3hrs

Price €35 includes cert, recording and slides

 “Ausome Training’s Autism & Trauma webinar is so enlightening and insightful. If you are involved in anyway with autism, please please take the time to do it. The world needs to catch up. Autism is so misunderstood. The trauma they unnecessarily suffer could so easily be avoided. Things need to change NOW.”
– Lenny


Being Autistic in itself, is not traumatic. What is traumatic – is the constant worry and anguish that we are meeting the expectations of those around us. Often these expectations are based on non-autistic goals, non-autistic ways of communicating and thinking. But Autistic people are Autistic and placing non-autistic expectations on us can lead to us feeling very bad about ourselves. It can in some cases be quite traumatic when we are misunderstood and feel unaccepted as we are.

In this empowering session, Evaleen Whelton and Jude Morrow will discuss why autistic people young and old experience trauma.  Evaleen is founder AUsome Training and Konfident Kidz. She is also author Konnect Social Skills series.  In this session on autism and trauma they will look at how professionals and parents, with their hearts in the right place – may even be inflicting trauma without realising it, and how families, professionals and groups can work together to reduce traumatic life-experiences for Autistic people.


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