On 9 April 2020, it was announced that an Independent Advisory Group (IAG) would be set up to review Police Scotland’s use of new temporary police powers to tackle coronavirus. The Group is chaired by John Scott QC and has reported directly to the Scottish Police Authority, as the...
The WomenBeing Talks series: The COVID-19 experience, has been described as an experiment in creating a ‘dialogue chain’, to weave voices, stories and knowledge from female peers with different perspectives, backgrounds and walks of life all over the world. The storytelling initiative seeks to connect women worldwide (community leaders, academics, entrepreneurs,...
Scottish Autism has launched a series of resources and animations developed from information collected through an online questionnaire, focus groups, interviews with individual practitioners and autistic women, and other recent research studies. Each animation and associated resource summarises these findings, presenting it in a succinct and useful form for...
SWANs are delighted that our founder Dr Catriona Stewart was awarded an OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the New Year’s Honours list for her outstanding contribution to autistic women and girls. Catriona has worked tirelessly since completing her PhD to build the network for...
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rony@swan8 GREAT TED TALKS ABOUT AUTISM
"As we sail into an uncertain future, we need every form of human intelligence on the planet working together to tackle the challenges that we face as a society. We can't afford to waste a brain." ~ Steve Silberman
1️⃣ Steve SIlberman: The Forgotten History of Autism (March 2015) www.ted.com/talks/steve_silberman_the_forgotten_history_of_autism
2️⃣ Chris Varney: How My Unstoppable Mother Proved The Experts Wrong (June 2013) youtu.be/T1HQKB2txgY
3️⃣ Dr. Jac den Houting: Why Everything You Know About Autism Is Wrong (November 2019) youtu.be/A1AUdaH-EPM
4️⃣ Rosie King: How Autism Freed Me To Be Myself (November 2014) www.ted.com/talks/rosie_king_how_autism_freed_me_to_be_myself
5️⃣ Tim Chan: Turning Impediments Into Opportunities (January 2014) youtu.be/Woy-XzC-UVs
6️⃣ Yenn Purkis: Disability, Resilience and Achieving the Supposedly Impossible (September 2013) youtu.be/pqdGb4TraFk
7️⃣ Tashi Baiguerra: My Brain Isn't Broken (June 2019) youtu.be/D8j1fcQiyBU
8️⃣ Amy Laurent: Compliance Is Not The Goal: Letting Go of Control and Rethinking Support for Autistic Individuals (March 2019) youtu.be/fx3cfzlCG_Q ...