What is autistic intelligence?
First, it’s an expression used by Hans Asperger to describe the way people on the autism spectrum think. Now, we’re borrowing it, because we want to share our expertise about autistic intelligence with the world.
We’re a loosely affiliated group of worldwide experts in aspects of autism, a consultancy. Some of us are writers, some are educators, some are therapists, some are researchers, some are campaigners. Many of us are all of those things, and there’s something else that marks us out from those who claim to know about the autism spectrum - it’s that all of us have personal experience. Some are on the spectrum, some are parents of children on the spectrum, some partners and some have autism in the family. We're set up as a not-for-profit educational social enterprise. We're not sponsored, not funded, and don't take donations. We just try to cover our costs.
In recent years we have noted the extraordinarily rapid growth of knowledge about and research into autism. Yet those who need to share these new and exciting findings may be working from outdated material. Sometimes courses and training are delivered which haven’t kept pace with current thinking and that’s where Autistic Intelligence can help. We’re, if you like, a think tank. We can offer support, training materials, recorded and live presentations, consultancy, course design and can even arrange a conference or set up a research project for you. We’ve affiliated because we learn from each other and would like to share that learning with you and for you to pass it on. We work internationally, nationally and locally, informed by and supportive of each other’s ongoing work, fired by our dedication to a global recognition and accommodation of autistic intelligence.
For details of what we can do for your organisation, place of learning, your department, big or small, please email us today.