LISTENING PROFESSIONALS ARE VITAL


My brilliant and beautiful autistic friends and Carers of incredible autistic children have walked away from their appointments with professionals deeply distressed.


I shared this today with my beautiful doctor and we talked about how crucial it is for professionals to truly listen to the parent who is sharing with their medical practitioner.


What my doctor had to say was validating.


I explained that we are used to not being heard and doubt ourselves and develop a tolerance for this.


As we don't know that there are professionals who truly listen and validate our experiences and walk away healed, inspired and hope rather than a greater disconnection from ourselves.


A corroding thread to disconnect ourselves from our children.


We require medical professionals who assist our autistic connection with our children and ourselves.


I am so blessed to have found our needle in the haystack.


And those needle in the haystacks are closing their books because they are inundated by those of us who seek to find a professional who listens and respects us.


Professionals who hear us and our children are a game-changer in our journey to reconnecting and creating our Individual Autistic Culture


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ACKNOWLEDGMENT

TRADITIONAL OWNERS

We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we work and live and recognise their continuing connection to land, water and community. We pay respect to Elders past, present and emerging.

OUR AUTISTIC/NEURODIVERGENT CULTURE

​We acknowledge our LBGTIQ2KA+kin autistic/neurodivergent humans.

 

We use identity-first language, "I am autistic", opposed to "I'm a person with autism", reflecting Autism at the core of our identity, that Autism is a Spectrum, a part of neurodivergence and not a disorder. We radically embrace and celebrate neurodivergence.

 

Authoritarian and conforming learning and approaches such as ABA or Applied Behaviour Analysis, treatment or cures, ableism or functioning labels are harmful to both FAN and their child neurodivergent neurologies.

 

AFFILIATED DISCLAIMER

 

ROARHEART™ makes no recommendations nor has any opinions about or is responsible for the content or deficit language of neurodivergence on sites and links that are external to ROARHEART™. The language that describes neurodivergent neurologies and life experiences as disordered, defective or that to be "fixed, changed and cured" is offensive and harmful to FAN and their child.

It is strongly recommended that medical, psychiatric and other therapeutic advice or treatment can only be given by suitably trained and accredited professionals. ROARHEART™ is not a substitute either inferred or directly to replace any form of treatment participants are currently engaged in. We further suggest that prior to making any changes to current treatment participants discuss this with the practitioner that prescribed the treatment or at least get a second opinion from a suitably qualified and accredited clinician. We cannot do this we are not qualified.

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