"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

Olga Bogdashina, International Autism Institute

"Whatever autism is, it's never boring"

Books

Coming Up

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26 May 2022

Open lecture "Introduction to the sensory world of autism", VIII International Forum on Teacher Education, Kazan Federal University

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25 April 2022

Podcast episode with Antony Peake: Autism & Spirituality

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29 April 2022

International Autism Conference ‘Best practices for working with adolescents with ASD'

Sofia, Bulgaria