OUTSIDE READING: 10 ‘Autism Interventions’ for Families Embracing the Neurodiversity Paradigm


And in the comments on the Respectfully Connected FB post, Bri from RC elaborated on number 9:

“# 9 recommends critically thinking about whether we would ask a non-autistic child to engage in this therapy. If the answer is no, it is a good indicator that we should think carefully about its role, benefits and purpose for our child,

If the goals are to ‘regulate, communicate and think’ *like a neurotypical child* then the intervention is not in line with a neurodiversity paradigm.

We are not able to comment specifically about therapies, other than to say Respectfully Connected all reject normalising and/or compliance-based therapies.”

That deserves some serious applause.