Behaviour is communication! And this statement rings especially true for autistic children and young people, as well as other people with social communication challenges. As parents / carers or teachers of autistic children, we need to remember that whenever we face any challenging or difficult behaviour.
After an inspirational 5-week journey, Autsera graduated from the F-LANE Accelerator for Female Empowerment. We were one of only 9 female-led start-ups from around the world to receive personalised support, bespoke training and access to new business networks. During the programme, we attended numerous fireside chats, expert talks, leadership sessions, roundtable discussions and even wellbeing workshops!
Over the last year, we published a number of motivational quotes on our social media channels. Some of them were from celebrities who advocate for disability awareness and rights while others were from public figures who have been challenged for thinking and behaving differently. However, our favourite quotes have to be those who were coined by actually autistic people and here are seven of them for you to enjoy.
We are launching a social communications game called EmoGami designed for children aged 5-8 who struggle with reading emotions and social cues. It will come with a teacher's dashboard so that school teachers can assess the children's emotional intelligence learning and remotely provide them with the needed support.
This educational game is being developed using support from the the Innovate UK Covid-19 Fast Track competition grant. It is currently being piloted in schools and a refined release version will be launched in November 2020.