What autism is and isn’t


What is autism?

This is a question often asked. Sometimes people have very different ideas about what autism is and is not. Evaleen Whelton from AUsome Training and Kieran Rose look at autism under different lens. The medical model is the most frequently used. They also look at the social model, human rights model and The Munster Model.

They also look at the many separate conditions which have been mixed up with autism. Often common  conditions are incorrectly labelled. Mental health conditions are incorrectly called “autism’  just because they are experienced by the Autistic person. This can mean that medical conditions and mental health issues often go undiagnosed or ignored.

They discuss the differences between how Autistic people describe their experiences with descriptions in the medical model of autism. There are many differences which need to be addressed in the way Autistic people experience life and the way the medical model defines us.

Evaleen and Kieran discuss the important role Stimming plays. They also look at Autistic Communication  and how it has been misinterpreted for decades. This course is 5 1/2  hours of  interesting topics, delivered in a relaxed way. It is an excellent course to acquaint yourself with the thought leaders in autism. 

This course is an insightful exploration and discussion on how the history of autism has influenced attitudes towards Autistic people today. Kieran gives us a whirlwind trip through almost a century of history. He does so very thoroughly and very passionately. If you want to learn about autism then this will definitely answer your questions. But it also raises some important questions around the pathologizing of Autistic people and our characteristics.

Both Kieran and Evaleen are passionate about dispelling myths and creating a better world for Autistic people.

Once you purchase the course it will be available for you to watch in your account. You can watch it as often as you like and keep it as a valuable resource.

Length: 5 1/2 hours