RECOMMENDED WEBSITES, PEOPLE, ORGANISATIONS
The Autistic OT - https://www.facebook.com/theautisticOT - Sarah Selvaggi Hernandez is an autistic Occupational Therapist. She's an incredible advocate committed to empowering autistic people and honouring their sensory needs.
The Autistic Advocate - https://theautisticadvocate.com/ - Kieran Rose is an autistic author, public speaker and, well, all round powerful advocate based in the UK. You'll learn everything there is to know about autistic masking from Kieran.
Therapist Neurodiversity Collective - https://therapistndc.org/ - The Collective is a group of SLTs, OTs, PTs and assistants that provide free information about pro-neurodiversity approaches. IF YOU'RE A PROFESSIONAL, GO HERE. Learn about trauma-informed therapy practices that respect autistic children and disabled populations.
Access Communication - www.accesscommunication.org.uk/ - Ran by my colleague and ally Elaine Mcgreevy, this is Northern Ireland's first pro-neurodiversity Speech and Language Therapy practice for autistic children and young people.
Indigo Gender Service / Voice and Communication Therapy - https://indigogenderservice.uk/ - A new NHS service in Greater Manchester - providing support for gay, bisexual, lesbian, and trans communities. Indigo is developed and led by trans and non-binary people, and is partnered with LGBT Foundation. The Voice and Communication Therapy team is led by SLTs Dr. Sean Pert, Nigel Cheng, and Lizzie Jenner.
Nature's Den Forest School - www.facebook.com/NaturesDenForest/ - A Greater Manchester based Forest School for children: nurturing their self-confidence, self-expression, creativity and learning through engagement with outdoors.