This Is Autism
Hosted by: North East Autism Society.
This Is Autism explores the subjects that really matter to autistic people and those who care for them, including masking, sex and relationships, puberty and wellbeing. The podcast hears from autistic people about how they experience the world, and offers practical advice along the way. If you are autistic or love someone who is, join us as we tackle the issues that don’t often get talked about.
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Author Erin Ekins - autistic herself- talks to our Family Development Manager Kerrie Highcock about her personal journey as a queer autistic person, and what professionals and parents can do to support autistic people on their journey
It's a festive takeover by our Mackenzie Thorpe Centre school in Middlesbrough, where pupils and teachers reveal what Christmas means to them.
Sex and relationship coach Ness Cooper - herself autistic - talks about sex education for autistic adolescents and how parents can broach the topic with young people.
Our autistic guests Kieran Rose, Dr Amy Pearson and Jodie Smitten say families should trust their instincts and be prepared to advocate for their child if professionals do not recognise their masking.
Our guests Kieran Rose, Dr Amy Pearson and Jodie Smitten explain what masking looks like, why people do it, and how difficult it is to stop.