Tools for Practice Tuesday- Vectors of Autism (a documentary)
Thanks to Leah Kelly (also found on WordPress) for pointing me in the direction of this great 40 minute documentary. This is a first person account of Laura Nagle , an adult with an Autism Spectrum Diagnosis. Laura bravely describes her experiences and eloquently provides psycho-education about Autism. This is a great resource for advocates, families, clinicians, and consumers.
Similar to my last post about #BoycottAutismSpeaks, this documentary changed my way of thinking about autism. The focus is on a strengths based assessment that focuses how people are “neuro-diverse.” Rather than “healing” or “curing”, there is a need for adaptation and support. As a mental health provider, I sometimes get stuck on looking for the magic bullet. Laura Nagle points out the need for no magic bullet; just listen, support, and make changes as needed. Please take the time to watch this documentary, it is time well spent.