"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"
New Article - A Brief Introduction to Sensory Processing Difficulties: Tips for Parents & Professionals
Published in AUTISM ADVOCATE Parenting Magazine, May 2023.
Read it here.
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).
New Article - Sensory Perceptual Differences in Autism
Published in AUTISM ADVOCATE Parenting Magazine, Feb 2023.
Read it here
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.
Revised Edition of Communication Issues out now
The 2nd newly revised edition: Communication Issues in Autism & Asperger Syndrome is out now.
For options to buy, click here