The Possibility Club

The future of autism (and our understanding of it)

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**

Useful links:

Shona’s website
https://shonadavison.co.uk/

Does ABA Harm Autistic People?
https://autisticuk.org/does-aba-harm-autistic-people/

Thinking Person’s Guide To Autism
http://www.thinkingautismguide.com/

Shona on Twitter
https://twitter.com/shonadav

RCOG Women’s Network
https://www.rcog.org.uk/en/patients/rcog-womens-network/

Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) – Wiki
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Applied_behavior_analysis

 

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