Removing The Mask – For Autistic People and Parents
“Autistic People Do Not Mask Because We Want To Fit In, We Do Not Mask Because We Feel Ashamed of Ourselves, We Mask Because We Are NOT Accepted For Who We Are” – Jude Morrow
This motivational, uplifting, and inspiring online training session brings a new and progressive strength-based approach to autism and autistic people. It is approved by the autistic community and provided by the autistic author, advocate, and speaker, Jude Morrow, of Neurodiversity Training International – the world’s premier autism training, coaching, and advocacy platform.
This course will benefit autistic people, parents, carers, professionals and the wider community. The aim of the session is to provide you with the knowledge and skills to ensure autistic people thrive in life without feeling the need to hide true identity. It focuses in on the gifts that autism brings, the incredible minds that autistic children have, and how best to nurture them to give confidence and hope. It is time to REMOVE THE MASK.
In this empowering, uplifting session, Jude shares his experiences of growing up as a non-accepting autistic child into a proud autistic adult. Jude has firsthand experience of hiding his true identity in order to survive in a world not made for him, or so he thought.
By the end of the session, you will:
Have gained a detailed and insightful introduction to Neurodiversity, and a greater understanding of autism, to help create positive environments for all
Have a foolproof strategy to build better relationships with your autistic children, know how to unlock their potential, and help them achieve the very best that they are capable of.
The Inequality between autistic girls/women and autistic boys/men. Busting myths that prevent autistic women and girls being understood.
Understand how traditional ‘autism awareness training’, language and the stereotypes that come with them are and should be, a thing of the past, and how we can work together to remove them.
Understand what autistic people actually struggle with – not what others think we struggle with.
Understand behaviours that have traditionally been viewed as ‘disruptive’, including breaking down the myths of stimming, and gain practical advice to help understand and communicate for a better outcome for all involved.
Take an acceptance rather than ‘awareness’-based approach, and be in a position to offer a real alternative to the outdated traditions that have long restricted and impeded autistic people in the world!
And most of all -REMOVING THE MASK. Appreciate that your autistic pupils and students are already wonderful and incredible exactly how they are. Autistic people are not a broken version of normal
At the end of it, there will be a live Q&A with Jude
You have the chance to be a hero for an autistic person – TAKE IT.