10,809 views | Rachel Woods • TEDxGlasgow
Let's rethink ability and autism
Do you know someone with autism? Have you heard about it or come across it in the media? Or have you been reading this wondering what that word autism actually means? Don’t worry, when Rachel sat in front of a team of psychologists during her official diagnosis she had a very similar response. In her talk, Rachel would like to help us understand what life can be like for her and the 700,000 people in the UK on the autism spectrum. Life can be challenging but Rachel never dared to imagine the opportunities, friendships and achievements she would make – in a relatively short career – since her diagnosis. While the professional help she has received has been wonderful, it is the humanity and support she has received along the way that she feels has been invaluable. Rachel will discuss the part we can all play in helping the other 699,000 people in the UK – just like her – get the help and support she has been so fortunate to receive.