Why are Autism Labels SO Damaging?

Autism: A New Perspective
Autism: A New Perspective
Why are Autism Labels SO Damaging?







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Using functioning diagnostic labels on children and adults with autism is damaging to them. Dr. Rachelle Sheely, co-founder of RDIconnect talks more about it.

When Parents Experience Crisis

Autism: A New Perspective
Autism: A New Perspective
When Parents Experience Crisis







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In this episode of “Autism: A New Perspective,” Dr. Sheely talks about the things that might trigger a state of crisis again for some parents, how to know if you’re in a crisis state, and what you can do to move yourself out of it.

RDI and Non-Verbal Children

Autism: A New Perspective
Autism: A New Perspective
RDI and Non-Verbal Children







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Sometimes there is a misconception that RDI does not work with children who are non-verbal, that this is not for them. But Dr. Rachelle Sheely talks about her work with children on the spectrum that were non-verbal and how RDI® can be used with every child.

Teens, Adults and the RDI® Program

Autism: A New Perspective
Autism: A New Perspective
Teens, Adults and the RDI® Program







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When you have someone older the parents are often very tired, because they’ve been trying so many things. It’s very difficult for them to dream again.

Your Child and Relationships and Marriage

Autism: A New Perspective
Autism: A New Perspective
Your Child and Relationships and Marriage







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In the general population, there’s a spectrum of people. Not everybody is going to be a college professor, and some people are going to have jobs as an assistant at Starbucks, and other people are going to have jobs as engineers. And so when I see someone who has a job as a greeter at Starbucks and has autism and has a girlfriend, I see that as an incredible success.

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