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Dr Wendy Lawson, psychologist, counsellor, lecturer and author on the autism spectrum, took part in a live online Q & A with us on Thursday 14 March 2013. She answered questions about her life and perspectives on autism. You can read the transcript below.
As a psychologist, counsellor, lecturer and author on the autism spectrum, Dr. Wendy Lawson is passionate about the rights of those who so often cannot speak for themselves and she aims to promote justice and equality for all. Wendy is proud of her autism. Being awarded fourth place as ‘Victorian Australian of the year’ in 2008, Wendy knows what it means to represent others and advocate on their behalf. The mother of four children, two of her sons are also on the autistic spectrum.
Having written numerous papers and books on the topic, Wendy is committed to enlightening all those who are willing to hear and to see, just how those of us on the spectrum learn and love the best.
Wendy says: "There has never been a better time to be autistic. I am excited with the current technological advances that are helping us connect to and understand the world we all share."