Use your Positive Autistic Identity

Traditional social skills training is about telling you what is expected and how to conform to what is expected.

In this workshop, Paul talks about Positive Autistic Identity.

Positive autistic identity is about being authentically and genuinely yourself while still being successful in social situations, rather than conforming to the expectations that accompany most social situations.

There is value in understanding what those around us expect in social situations, but what is missing is what to do if you can’t meet those generalised expectations.

There are some social expectations that are either extraordinarily uncomfortable, or we need to find another way of meeting that social expectation.

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Meet the presenter:
Hi, my name is Paul Micallef. I discovered I was on the autism spectrum at 30 and since my diagnosis, I have worked with countless autistic adults and children, as well as teaching parents teachers and students about autism.

I run a YouTube channel called ‘Aspergers from the Inside’ and a website called ‘Autism Explained’.

I am also an ex-aerospace engineer with a passion for teaching and Emotional Intelligence.

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