Through Our Eyes Panel # 4: The Oppression of “Normal”: Building Prosocial Relationships

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Description:What happens when neurodivergent professionals take an in depth and critical look at interventions that are most commonly used to support their population? Do these commonly used supports hold up under the scrutiny of social validity? Are there parts that hold up while others do not? What then? What are the alternatives?

Join this monthly panel of neurodivergent individuals from a variety of professions for a deeper look at a variety of topics that are discussed by advocates, professionals, and specialists. Come see the world through our eyes. See the world through the neurodivergent lens.

This panel tackles the oppression that is rooted in the concept of what is “normal” as well as diving into the creation of prosocial relationships for autistic people.

Attendees will be able to identify:

    • How ableism is embedded in many “social skills” methods/instructions
    • How to honor and support Autistic friendships and communication
    • Preferred methods for supporting Autistic individuals in social situations