Show Notes

Discover what’s possible when the person is at the center. 

This week’s episode is a recording of one of our Global Autism Community exclusive events! This roundtable was facilitated by community moderator Korey Taylor, and its topic of discussion was Neurodiversity-Affirming Practices. 

The participants were Autistic Self-Advocates Thomas Iland, Brian Middleton, Andrew Bennett, Corben Havener, and Robert Schmus, and community members Rosetta Walker, Danielle Terrell, and Tj Larum.

In today’s conversation, we discuss:

  • What “affirming” means

  • The harms of being forced to mask

  • Best practices across disciplines

  • Client dignity

  • Autonomy 

  • Assent

  • How to identify an individual’s values

Roundtable discussions like the one you’ll hear today are open exclusively for members of our online Global Autism Community. We select a different theme each month, and our moderators monitor posts daily to ensure that our online space remains safe and respectful. 

If you’d like to attend and participate in any of our future events, you can sign up today at 


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