Ex candidate of Principal launches book on autism and we were there!
Autism is something that our candidates come across on a daily basis. According to autism.org 71% of autistic children are taught in mainstream schools.
It’s important for us as an agency to be able to support our candidates in developing the tools to help autistic children which is why we are constantly developing our own skills and knowledge to be able to support our candidates.
Our Director Michelle, Senior Consultant Sue and Candidate Development Manager Kerry were honoured to attend the recent launch of a new book titled ” the perception divide me you and AUTISM”
The book was written by ex candidate of Principal Resourcing Wayne Dixon.
Wayne was diagnosed with Autism himself and this brought about many challenges whilst working for Principal Resourcing as a Supply Teacher.
In his book, Wayne’s talks about attitudes towards Autism and explores the reality of this disparity and its impact not only on autistic people, but those around them.
It explores how autistic people perceive themselves and others and the impact of this. It includes themes like sensory issues, relationships, employment and welfare.
Having purchased their copies and getting them signed by the Man himself, Michelle, Sue and Kerry were all left inspired.
Michelle Grassby, Sue Worrall, Kerry Holt
It is a great read, not just for those directly affected by Autism but for us all to better understand and raise our own awareness.
Copies can be purchased via amazon in paperback or kindle format.
News coverage, discussions and the diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder have all increased in the past decade. Attitudes and views have not changed much despite this increase in awareness. The Perception Divide: Me, You and Autism explores the reality of this disparity and its impact not only on autistic people, but those around them. Through themes including, sensory issues, relationships and employment and welfare, questions are raised about the perception of the autism label, how autistic people perceive themselves and others and the impact of this. Perception is the heart of this book and a lens that is not often used to explore the reality of autism. Through a knowledgeable, but personal style, the author will lead and challenge you through your exploration of the perceptions of autism.