Learning And Being Humbled At An Autism Conference
Stonebridge staff collectively said it was a real privilege to attend a 2 day autism conference in Elgin, North East Scotland last week. What was spoken was humbling, inspiring and educational. It created a thirst for more knowledge on such a vast subject.
Many at the conference realised that it’s an individual’s responsibility to do their utmost to learn how those with autism, experience the modern world. Not only that. They must find out how to better communicate with them.
The important question
Experts by first-hand experience of Autism
“Much as an English person abroad expects locals to speak their language, I felt arrogant that at the age of 47, I was so unaware of their living experience both positive and negative.”
- One a Member of Parliament
- One who has become a teacher, consultant, lecturer and president of the autism society
- One who has gained a PHD (whilst raising 8 children)
- One a stand-up comedian who is a single father.
Their determination to “understand” is often met by frustration.
John Williams – a father with a mission
Make a Miracle – Make the Weather
“We make the weather’ he said, ‘whatever else is going on in our or their lives; we can make the weather and manage our attitudes to remain positive and cheerful”