"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"
26 May 2022
Open lecture "Introduction to the sensory world of autism", VIII International Forum on Teacher Education, Kazan Federal University
25 April 2022
Podcast episode with Antony Peake: Autism & Spirituality
29 April 2022
International Autism Conference ‘Best practices for working with adolescents with ASD'