The Value of Connection and Trust: How Treatment Practices Can Affect Attachment by Oswin Latimer

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Event Learning Objectives

  • Participants will be able to describe the four different attachment styles.
  • Participants will be able to recognize how treatment decisions affect attachment.

Event Summary

Autistic children need all the same things as neurotypical children do. Unfortunately, with a focus on bridging gaps and trying to help them “catch up”, many forget that underneath it all is a child that needs unencumbered connection and trust with the adults in their lives. We will re-examine treatment practices and their effects on connection, trust and attachment.

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Presenter Bio

Oswin Latimer is a lifelong advocate for practices and policies of issues of importance to disabled people. As a recognized expert and leader in faer field, fae works to empower people to have a voice in the direction and quality of their lives. Oswin is the founder and President of Foundations for Divergent Minds (FDM) and former Director of Community Engagement for the Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN). Fae is also a valued consultant to many parents, educators and clinicians, offering useful strategies on how to support autistic and other neurodivergent people at home, in school and in the community. Oswin is of indigenous heritage and is a parent of three.

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