"It is vital to unite our efforts and work together
– autistic individuals “
Prof. Olga Bogdashina, Ph.D. (linguistics), MSc (Psychology), MA (Teaching methods) MA Ed (Autism), Honorary Professor, Honorary Doctor, KSPU, Co-founder of the International Autism Institute, and Programme Leader (Autism courses), Visiting Professor in Autism Studies, co-founder of the International Autism Institute, author of 9 books that reflect her specific interests in autism research: sensory perceptual issues in autism; language and communication in autism; autism and spirituality.
Having founded the first day centre for autistic children in Gorlovka, Ukraine over 30 years ago, she has ‘lived and breathed autism' since then. However, before 1988 - she knew absolutely nothing about autism or just how much it would mean to her and change her life.
Topics of Expertise
"Whatever autism is, it's never boring"
West Sussex Educational Psychology Service
14 June 2023
A local authority educational psychology service working across a range of maintained and academy schools, colleges and nurseries. Providing training and support to staff in all educational settings and consultation support for parents.
Becoming a professional parent (French edition)
My book: Becoming a Professional Parent - Exploring the Sensory World of Autism has now been translated into French and is available to buy here.