88 – Neurodiversity–Affirming Therapy & Strengths Based Practice for Autistic People ft Meg Proctor 

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In this episode we talk with the wonderfully insightful Meg Proctor – occupational therapist and founder of Learn Play Thrive, and explore; neurodiversity-affirming therapy, strengths-based approaches, why we need to ditch the medical model and stop pathologizing autism, why language matters and how to make the shift from person-first language to identity-first language, why neurotypical developmental milestones are not appropriate for autistic children, why teaching social skills can be harmful and instead how we can empower autistic people through advocacy, acceptance, a sense of belonging …..and so much more! 

Meg cares deeply about person-affirming therapy and she hopes to springboard as many OTs and speech therapists as humanly possible into offering neurodiversity-affirming therapy with ease. Meg has worked in early intervention, schools, and clinics. She is a former faculty member of the TEACCH® Autism program, and she is the host of the Two Sides of the Spectrum Podcast, where she interviews autistic adults and other professionals striving to change therapy practice. 

Website: Learn Play Thrive

Podcast: Two Sides of the Spectrum

Instagram: @learnplaythrive

Facebook: Learn Play Thrive

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