Discover what’s possible when autism is not viewed as just a broken version of normal.
Jude Morrow. Based in Ireland, Jude is an autism self-advocate, TEDx speaker, and author. He is also the founder of Neurodiversity Training International, an autism mentoring, training, consultancy, and motivational platform. NTI works with non-profit and Fortune 500 companies using a strengths-based approach to change perceptions and attitudes. Jude’s first book, Why Does Daddy Always Look So Sad?, was published in 2020, and his second book, Loving Your Place on the Spectrum, is scheduled to be released in September of 2021.
In this conversation, we discuss:
- Autism awareness and acceptance in Ireland
- What it was like for Jude to grow up feeling that something was wrong with him
- Why society should move away from the medical model and embrace the neurodiversity movement
- The problem with labels of disorders and disabilities
- Consultation services offered at NTI
- Advice for anyone interested in being an ally of the neurodiversity movement
To learn more about Jude Morrow and his work, please visit https://neurodiversity-training.net/.
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