Michelle Swan

Michelle Swan

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Blue Mountains, NSW, Australia / Autistic Writer, Speaker, Mentor, Advocate. Director NeuroDiversity Connect, Autistic Families International & All Means All. Contributor Respectfully Connected
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"The Real Experts: Readings for parents of autistic children" edited by Michelle Sutton. A collection of essays written by autistic adults that will help parents learn how to support their autistic child to thrive.  #autism #autistic #asd #autismtherapy #actuallyautistic

At the forefront of discussions about autism, education and parenting lies a debate conducted between autistics, parents & autistic parents of autistic children

when behaviour is stigmatised #neurodiversity #neurodivergent #autistic #autism #behaviour #stigma

when behaviour is stigmatised #neurodiversity #neurodivergent #autistic #autism #behaviour #stigma

self care and achieving goals #neurodiversity #neurodivergent  #autistic #autism #selfcare #goals #karate

self care and achieving goals #neurodiversity #neurodivergent #autistic #autism #selfcare #goals #karate

5 reasons I am self identified as autistic  #autism #asd #autistic #diagnosis

5 reasons I am self identified as autistic #autism #asd #autistic #diagnosis

It’s about a year since I got comfortable with saying I’m autistic. Shortly after I publicly “came out” I was asked why I would identify as disabled or allow a label like au…

It’s about a year since I got comfortable with saying I’m autistic. Shortly after I publicly “came out” I was asked why I would identify as disabled or allow a label like au…

Sensory overload is becoming a commonly used term, and not just in groups of neurodivergent people. In this article, I’m going to talk briefly about the sensory systems humans have, and then …

Sensory overload is becoming a commonly used term, and not just in groups of neurodivergent people. In this article, I’m going to talk briefly about the sensory systems humans have, and then …

On Tuesday 14 March, I attended TeachMeet Human Rights in Sydney. It was a wonderful event, with many excellent presentations. I was honoured to be invited to present a 7 minute talk on Autism and …

On Tuesday 14 March, I attended TeachMeet Human Rights in Sydney. It was a wonderful event, with many excellent presentations. I was honoured to be invited to present a 7 minute talk on Autism and …

You can listen to this article as part of a podcast on The Neurodivecast by Alex Kronstein. Click << here >> to open the podcast site in a new window. This article is read second and be…

You can listen to this article as part of a podcast on The Neurodivecast by Alex Kronstein. Click << here >> to open the podcast site in a new window. This article is read second and be…

{ In this this post I describe my experience of a sensory overload induced meltdown. It may be triggering for some people. } everything is suddenly louder. it was loud before but now it’s lik…

{ In this this post I describe my experience of a sensory overload induced meltdown. It may be triggering for some people. } everything is suddenly louder. it was loud before but now it’s lik…

“Meltdown” is a pretty commonly used phrase these days. When I use it I don’t just mean that I lost my shit because something didn’t go my way. I am referring to the frighte…

5 ways to support someone through a meltdown

It’s great that as a society we are becoming more aware of mental health challenges and the impact they have on peoples lives. Words like depression, and anxiety are part of our conversations…

"Please treat your autistic children with compassion when they are anxious"

In Australia this past week there has been much discussion about whether autistic children should be allowed to attend school with their peers, or whether they should be removed from mainstream cla…

In Australia this past week there has been much discussion about whether autistic children should be allowed to attend school with their peers, or whether they should be removed from mainstream cla…

As usual I’m coming into the discussion “late”. The conversation about inclusion of autistic students in our nations classrooms has been at the forefront of all my social media fe…

Open letter to those who think autistic kids should not be allowed to disturb mainstream education settings

my best self  michellesuttonwrites.com #autistic #actuallyautistic #Autismacceptance #neurodiversity #neurodivergent #selfacceptance

It’s about a year since I got comfortable with saying I’m autistic

learning to love my neurodivergent self just as I am  michellesuttonwrites.com #neurodiversity #neurodivergent #selfacceptance #autism

learning to love my neurodivergent self just as I am michellesuttonwrites.com #neurodiversity #neurodivergent #selfacceptance #autism