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November 19, 2018  

The Autism Podcast - Episode 3 - Interview with Emma Dalmayne!

November 19, 2018

In Episode 3, Chris and James interview Emma Dalmayne! Emma is a well known autism rights campaigner in the UK (and internationally) who campaigns against so-called autistic 'treatments', 'cures’ and mistreatment, in particular MMS (chlorine dioxide bleach being used to 'cure' autism). She is autistic herself having been diagnosed at the age of 37. Her youngest son was diagnosed before her which led to her opening a Facebook support group for autistics and parents/carers. She is the author of "It's an Autism Thing - I'll help you understand" and the CEO of Autistic Inclusive Meets (AIM), a community organisation which enables families with autistic children and autistic individuals to get out into the community and socialise in an accepting inclusive environment with like-minded peers.

 

Episode timeline:

1:25 - 3:37 - Intro
3:38 - 5:30 - Emma's personal story
5:31 - 8:42 - The lack of support at diagnosis and professional stigma
8:43 - 15:42 - Challenges that autistic people experience today including autism stigma, sensory issues, ABA, schooling, low vs high functioning labels, and some ideas for solutions including homeschooling
15:43 - 22:12 - Fake autism 'cures' and 'treatments' including MMS/CD
22:13 - 30:19, 36:27 - 40:33 - Emma's community work including Autistic Inclusive Meets 
34:39 - 35:32 - Emma's advice to autistic people with poor mental health
35:33 - 41:40 - Changes to society that Emma would ideally like to see
41:40 - 43:41 - Outro

Emma's twitter: https://twitter.com/edalmayne

Emma's book ("It's an Autism Thing - I'll help you understand"): http://www.stasspublications.co.uk/publications/its-an-autism-thing-ill-help-you-understand

Autistic Inclusive Meets website: https://autisticinclusivemeets.com/

Autistic Inclusive Meets Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/autisticinclusivemeets/

Autism Inclusivity Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/autisminclusivity/