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 "It is vital to unite our efforts and work together 

– parents

– professionals

– autistic individuals “ 

Olga Bogdashina

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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

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Understanding more than what we see...

Different sensory experiences lead to different perceptions of the world

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Do we speak the same language?

Understanding more about communication issues in autism.

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Autism &

Spirituality

What role does psyche and spirit play in people on the Autism spectrum?

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Do we lack theory of "autistic mind"?

The difficulty with the one-sidedness view of this theory

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Challenging concepts of reality

Understanding experiences of autism within the wider scope of human perception

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Becoming a Professional Parent

Books & articles for parents and carers of children with autism

Olga Bogdashina, International Autism Institute

"Whatever autism is, it's never boring"

Books

Latest Updates

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Online Presentation:
AUTISMO E MONDO DEL LAVORO, Italy

21st - 22nd October 2023

I will be giving an online presentation about sensory challenges and advantages in the workplace for autistic adults.

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Online Presentation:
Salon de l'Autisme, France

16 September 2023

I will be giving an online presentation about becoming a professional parent and understanding the sensory needs of autistic children

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Online Presentation:
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. 

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New Article - A Brief Introduction to Sensory Processing Difficulties: Tips for Parents & Professionals

May 2023

Published in AUTISM ADVOCATE Parenting Magazine, May 2023. 
Read it here.

www.autismadvocateparentingmagazine.com 

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Disability Office for the Italian Bishops Conference - World Autism Awareness Day

2 April 2023

I will give a talk about Autism and Spirituality. See the full programme here (in Italian).

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New Article - Sensory Perceptual Differences in Autism 

February 2023

Published in AUTISM ADVOCATE Parenting Magazine, Feb 2023. 
Read it here

www.autismadvocateparentingmagazine.com 

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Becoming a professional parent (French edition)

January 2023

My book: Becoming a Professional Parent - Exploring the Sensory World of Autism has now been translated into French and is available to buy here

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2nd book in the series: Becoming A Professional Parent

Coming Soon!

The second in the series of: Becoming A Professional Parent (2) Learning How to Speak Autistic will be out to purchase soon!

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Revised Edition of Communication Issues out now

July 2022

The 2nd newly revised edition: Communication Issues in Autism & Asperger Syndrome is out now.

For options to buy, click here

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