Beautifully articulated and rationally presented. I consider myself still learning in relation to being an autism expert because I am only a year post-diagnosis, but if anything, I’m honing in my articulation skills and building my knowledge base off my experience and the experiences of others. 🌸
I saw an advertisement today that was promoting a talk by an autism expert, a man who has an autistic son. A few days ago I saw a link to the website of an autism expert who is a psychologist and researcher. Last week I saw a short video explaining autism made by an autism expert who teaches about autism at a University. The week before I saw series of infographics made by an autism expert who is an author and counsellor to autistic people.
Each time I saw these things, I wondered what it was about the people who are such experts on autism that actually made them experts. So today I’d like to discuss: who is an autism expert and why are they experts?
I’d like to start by thinking about what makes a person an expert on a subject- any subject- just generally speaking.
The definition of…
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