AUTISM SPECIALIST CREATES A FREE COURSE TO HELP EMPOWER WOMEN WHO WANT TO GAIN CONTROL OF THEIR LIVES
Autistic women are to be offered free help and information to help them gain control, balance and focus, in their daily lives.
The five-day online course has been created by 36-year-old Nicky Collins from Stowmarket, who started her business, The Autism Coach, two years ago.
Nicky, who only discovered she was autistic in 2019, said autism in women was severely misdiagnosed as the conventional signs that health professionals are taught to look for, predominately present in males only.
“Autistic adults were once autistic children. They grow up and still need respect, understanding and acceptance.
“Personally, it was only once I had my own autism diagnosis that a lot of happenings in my younger years could be explained. It really was a light-bulb moment, and I am on a mission to help demystify autism for women around the world.”
So far, over 200 people from nine different countries have signed up for the course, which begins on 18th January.
Aimed at empowering women with knowledge, and a deeper understanding how to remain in control, despite sensory challenges, participants will gain practical tips they can use to suit their individual needs.
Nicky said studies have shown that up to five times as many men are diagnosed with autism than women. This is not because men are more likely to be autistic, it’s just autism presents itself differently in women.
“This course is not just for women who know they are autistic, but more predominantly, for those women who suspect they might be and have never been given the medical diagnosis.
“It could be you wish to attend to better understand autism to help a loved one.
“There really is so much that is not taught about autism and the female brain and I feel it is my duty to help as many women as possible, either directly or indirectly.”
Nicky is currently writing a book, interviewing women across the globe who have been diagnosed with autism in their later years. Nicky hopes this book, along with the series of courses she has created, will help people think differently about the autistic brain and to give people the confidence they lack to see autism as a superpower.
The course starts Monday 18th January and runs until 22nd January. It will be run via a private Facebook group in which participants will take part in a ‘bite-sized’ challenge, followed by a Q&A session with Nicky and finally a live video at 5pm.
To book onto the course, visit: https://www.subscribepage.com/t0s3n8
Nicky’s website: https://www.theautismcoach.co.uk/