"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"
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