Autism Awareness (AND ACCEPTANCE) Month
A Different Perspective from an Autistic Adult
and Special Needs Consultant, Amy Bodkin, EdS
Amy is an Autistic adult. Autism Awareness Month starts on April 1st. And while she appreciates “awareness,” she prefers “acceptance.”
She’s also the mother of two children with Autism (as well various other special needs diagnoses).
She’s a Special Needs Consultant for homeschooling families.
And she provides Consultations for other professionals who treat children with a variety of special needs, including trauma, illness, physical disabilities, and learning disabilities.
In this video, Amy talks about why ACCEPTANCE is a better goal than Awareness.
And she also mentions a big surprise coming soon! Watch the video to find out!
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MORE ABOUT AMY BODKIN, ED.S.
Amy has more than 15 years of experience as a School Psychologist and Special Needs Consultant. She’s also an autistic adult and a homeschooling mom of two children with various special needs.
Here are some of her credentials:
- Educational Specialist Degree (Ed.S.) with an emphasis in Neuropsychology
- Masters Degree in Educational Psychology
- Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology
She offers Special Needs Consultations as well as a Special Needs Developmental Guide.
The Special Needs Developmental Guide walks you through 6 categories of childhood development:
- Social-Emotional Development
- Communication Skills
- Gross Motor Skills
- Fine Motor Skills
- Life Skills
- Cognitive Development