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Specialisterne Spain, awarded with the Premio Muncunill

Specialisterne Spain, awarded with the Premio Muncunill

Last May 4, the iconic Teatre Principal de Terrassa hosted the award ceremony of the seventh edition of the​ Muncunill Innovation Awards, an event that recognizes the work of people, companies, or projects that are committed to innovation as an integral model. They...

Autism in mothers and children

Autism in mothers and children

As we said in the previous article, between 17% and 23% of parents of autistic children have an extended phenotype of autism, that is, they present some autistic features, without actually meeting the characteristics required for diagnosis. In addition, autism has a...

Social stigma in autistic people

Social stigma in autistic people

Based on what is considered normal or correct in different sociopolitical contexts, there is discrimination against a wide variety of groups: LGTBIQ+ people, racialized people, psychiatrized people, autistic or physically disabled people, among many others. All of...

Dichotomous thinking in autism

Dichotomous thinking in autism

“You are exaggerating”, “you are too sensitive”, “you take everything as a personal attack” are phrases that some autistic people (not all, of course) are used to hearing. Why are we sometimes attributed an "excess of sensitivity"?   Several factors would...

Cognitive accessibility and autism

Cognitive accessibility and autism

When we talk about accessibility, we usually think of adapting environments for people with physical mobility problems: putting ramps in accesses to homes, enabling elevators to go through different floors of buildings without using stairs, installing handrails at...

The specialists 1

The specialists 1

I arrived at Specialisterne when I was 23, after various attempts at some educational and training opportunities. I had had issues getting through Lower Secondary education. When I was 17, I was diagnosed with Asperger, and I’ve been in treatment due to depression for...

Neuroinclusion?

Neuroinclusion?

It’s been a while since a new word has appeared into the world of Diversity & Inclusion: neuroinclusion. But, what does it mean?   It is a neologism, and like many words of recent creation it does not have a single definition, nor was there an extended and...

How to process the stimuli of a chaotic world

How to process the stimuli of a chaotic world

It is very common to hear that autistic people process information differently, but, what exactly do we mean by this? What does the term “processing” imply and what activities or actions are related to it? Actually, our whole life relates to our style or way of...