What is the deal with Autism and health?

Let me set the scene: It’s 7pm in the Emergency Department, and a young woman approaches the triage desk complaining of non-specific chest and back pain. She seems confused, dazed, reluctant for a physical assessment, She won’t meet the nurse’s eyes when asked about...

What is Neurodiversity?

The Neurodiversity model of autism was originated by autistic advocate and author, Judy Singer, in response to the dehumanising and pathologising model used in much of medical and psychological practice. It asserts that Autism is a part of natural neurodiversity and...

10 Things ER Staffers Should Know About Autism

An article written by a friend, Jeanette Purkis – a powerful voice in the Australian Autism Community.A woman on the autism spectrum lists 10 things emergency room staffers should know about autism. Source: 10 Things ER Staffers Should Know About...