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Autism. A different perspective.

I get to be around a fair few autistic young people. I’ve never communicated with those that are non verbal further than to do my best to listen to their utterances and try and make sense of non verbals and behaviour.

I’ve had some experience with PECS (Picture Exchange Communication System) and felt like that’s gone someway to helping the communication process.

I saw the video below and have had a rude awakening.

By monaxle

Dad to four boys. Married to their mum. A satisficer. Lifelong cyclist, wannabe nomad, casual snapper and music lover. Occasional glimmers of creativity. Left field, anti establishment and non conformist tendencies. Green politics. Employment in mental health and children and adults social care. Open to learning, development and growth. Often get things wrong. Sometimes getting them right.

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Views and opinions are my own or plagiarised and/or paraphrased from elsewhere. Whether these are right, wrong, misinformed or inspired is pretty much down to chance and your own judgement. Be well, be happy, be safe.

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