Nothing is more powerful
than an idea whose time has come.
Autism is easy to understand!
All living beings strive to unfold their inherent potential in the best possible way.
If unimpaired, this leads to the emergence of a coherent self of body and mind. With this self, we perceive ourselves and our environment, we process the absorbed information and act in the best possible way, according to our nature.
Autism is a highly complex process of development, only the tip of the iceberg is visible!
The cause is assumed to be an early disturbance in pregnancy. As a result, the entire further development proceeds qualitatively differently and with great differences, depending on the onset and strength of the impairment. For example, brain functions and even the brain anatomy are often organized untypically.
If we take up the brain physiological cause of autism and dovetail it with other theories, e.g. on early childhood development or communication, on the functioning of the brain or on the build-up of knowledge, a new view opens up: some things that previously seemed strange or inexplicable can now be understood and appreciated as personally meaningful and systemic development under difficult conditions.
The number of children who are described as being autistic is increasing rapidly and it is my concern to investigate the reasons for this further.
Every human being is a multi-layered system and follows logical regularities in its development. All development processes take place simultaneously on different levels. If only a part of the original development plan is impaired, this has consequences in different areas.
We can learn to understand autism by making ourselves aware of these different levels and areas, explaining them and then classifying them in chronological order.
In generally understandable language and vividly supported by graphics, we work out the process of autism’s development. This includes a comparison of the unimpaired with the impaired course, an explanation for the wide range of symptoms as well as how compensation mechanisms develop.
My target groups are
In my lectures I impart basic knowledge that helps to understand autism. In my half-day and full-day training sessions we take up different aspects of the topic and work on them in depth, e.g.
I am interested in the exchange of knowledge and look forward to hearing from you at firstname.lastname@example.org
I would be happy to arrange my fee personally for specific enquiries.
Furthermore, I am happy teaching life skills to youngsters and adults.
The basis of my work is the systemic and holistic view of the human being as a unity of body and mind, which are directly interrelated through the heart, i.e. the emotions.
In a pictorial and memorable way, I convey fundamental background knowledge about autism to you, through which you become aware of this fundamentally different process. This results in a comprehensive understanding of and a new and appreciative view of those affected!
For many years I was active in various fields of special needs education, mainly in youth and adult education. I lived and worked in Scotland for almost 15 years.
Based on my research work “Why verbs are green” on autism, I develop my lecture and training courses. Since this research project I have been particularly concerned with systemic approaches. My interest now is to share my knowledge with the teaching and care profession.
In the future I want to shed light on autism and make practical approaches known.
Professional qualifications and occupations
„Autismus und Spracherwerb anders denken!“ –
‘Autism and language aquisition – a new approach’
In: BEHINDERTENPÄDAGOGIK (2010), Heft 3, S. 268 – 283
„Warum Verben grün sind“ – ‘Why verbs are green’
2012, Peter Lang, Frankfurt am Main