Shona Davison // Autism Activist.
Shona knows more about autism than most people we’ve come across and is doing more to demystify the lived experience of autistic adults than many.
Following a successful career as a banking consultant, Shona is now a mother to two autistic children, a home educator, autism educator and autistic advocate. She regularly writes about autism for print and online news media and is soon to publish a book on autistic parenthood.
Shone was diagnosed with autism herself at the age of 38, which became a catalyst and mission to better understand and inform about the condition, resulting in the completion of an MA in Autism at Sheffield Hallam University and a range of pioneering research on the experiences of autistic parents, home education for autistic children and wider autistic well-being.
Richard Freeman spoke to Shona in Autumn 2018 about the understanding, language and treatment for autism – and why we get it so wrong so much of the time.
** THERE IS A TRANSCRIPTION OF THIS INTERVIEW ON SHONA’S WEBSITE**
Does ABA Harm Autistic People?
Thinking Person’s Guide To Autism
Shona on Twitter
RCOG Women’s Network
Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) – Wiki
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