Looking forward to An Autistic Christmas with Callum Brazzo
Hello there! Callum Brazzo, as ever, reporting on Autistic Lincs.
This week, I have been to a protest in London against ABA. ABA means Applied Behavioural Analysis and is extremely popular despite A LOT of autistic people disliking it and causing PTSD in adult. It's a complicated issue to untangle BUT that's not the core of this column. Because now is the countdown to Christmas and I have some announcements!
Announcement numero uno is that over these next few weeks, I will be sharing some Christmas stories. One story is called 'An Autistic Christmas', which centres around a family experiencing Christmas.
The second story is called Factory Of 5 and tells the perspectives of five factory workers, each with their own set of related questions and activities. You may or may not know that I work in an established factory and maybe for one column, I can chat about this more.
Please continue to let me know what you want to read about in terms of autism or maybe branch out to the disability community as whole? I can keep writing but I appreciate open communication with my community.
I had lots of fun writing all the stories and all are child-friendly so I hope you enjoy reading them and let me know your thoughts on them all.
Next week, I will reveal as much as An Autistic Christmas as possible, because it might be a two-parter due to size.
Watch this space.
Announcement numero dos is that Autistic Led now has a Facebook group to expand its connection with its community.
Autistic Led's principles are to connect and create and it is so important to me as the Project Lead, the go-to guy for Autistic Led, that we connect in as many ways as possible because I know from personal experience that not everyone WANTS to be in a group setting and that is okay. I've been there. And I evolved and am able to thrive now because of my creative outlets as well as the people and experiences around me.
NEW Autistic Led Facebook group here:
More info on Autistic Led, every Thursday, at Tonic Health from 4.30pm-6.30pm:
Questions on Autistic Led, the new 18+ autistic adult support and action group?