Textbook vs. Real LifeTextbook vs. Real Life

In my experience there are two versions of autism. There is the textbook version and then there is real life.

 

Textbook

The textbook version of autism is all about social functioning. Autism is defined by the triad of impairments as set out here.

 

Real life

In my experience this version of autism is all very well for diagnosing people, but it isn’t much help when you have an autistic person right in front of you and need to know how to help them access your service or organisation!

The training and consultancy I offer are geared to helping organisations develop practical strategies to make their services effective and accessible.

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