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Robyn Steward

Robyn Steward has worked within the world of autism for 15 years, initially training staff at her college with fellow students. Robyn has built up an international reputation, having spoken at places like the University of California, Los Angeles, and the University of Western Australia. Robyn is based in the UK. On top of her training and consultancy work, Robyn is a member of the core team awarded the Wellcome Trust’s 2018-2020 Hub Award. The project aims to turn the lens of research the other way round so that people with learning disabilities and autism are driving the conversation and the world is more inclusive. In 2015, Robyn was the joint winner of the National Autistic Society’s professional award for outstanding achievement by an individual on the autism spectrum for her work raising awareness around sexual abuse. In 2018, Robyn was named as 1 of the 100 Most Influential Disabled People in the UK (power list 100). Robyn is also an honorary research associate at University College, London. Her work focuses on giving autistic people a voice in the issues that matter to them. A musician, she also spoke at SXSW on neurodiversity in music last year. Robyn was diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome at age 11 and says she had a rough time in school, leaving with no meaningful qualifications and feeling she was stupid. Robyn has written two books The Independent Woman’s Handbook For Super Safe Living on the Autistic Spectrum and The Autism Friendly Guide to Periods. For more info visit www.robynsteward.com and ww.autismfriendlyperiods.com

10 Ways To Help Your Child on the Autism Spectrum Prepare for Periods

10 Ways To Help Your Child on the Autism Spectrum Prepare for Periods https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/ways-child-autism-prepare-periods/

Menstruation can be a scary and overwhelming experience, especially for young people on the autism spectrum. As a woman diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome, I know how imperative it is to provide the right information to parents and autistic young people to help alleviate some of the uncertainty surrounding menstruation. I spent more than two years […]

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