Embrace Autism is
brought to you by:
Dr. Natalie Engelbrecht
diagnostician & researcher
MSc in Psychology (in process)
graphic designer & researcher
We are passionate about helping autistic people,
but we are not alone in our mission.
Meet our fantastic team of autistic people:
We advocate for positive representation of autism, with resources that benefit autistic individuals and our community.
We provide education & training to autistic people, families, first responders, and service professionals.
We are qualified to offer autism-friendly autism assessments, and have contributed to improving the diagnostic process for autistic women.
We promote, communicate, and conduct research that focuses on the needs of autistic people, with a focus on self-actualization and growth.
We provide documentation on various autism tests and other psychometrics, and other resources for self-growth.
We provide inspiration, hope, and empowerment through research-based information, positive messaging, and community support.
The road to self-discovery can be long and arduous for anyone;
but for autistics, answers can be particularly difficult to find.
The realization that we’re autistic is often buried from sight within a confusing maze of myths, fears, and fundamentally bad information.
When the epiphany finally hits us, and we discover that we’re autistic, many of us go through a period of mourning and deep self-evaluation, based primarily on an outdated notion that autism is bad.
In our view, this opinion is caused by a lack of understanding,
education, and—ultimately—a flawed set of beliefs about
what it means to be a successful human being.
In fact, the more we delve into the specific neurology that
underlies autism, the more we realize it can be a true gift.
Not just for celebrated geniuses such as Cavendish, Mozart,
Einstein, Wittgenstein, or Dirac (all of whom are thought to
have been autistic), but for all of us!
Those quirks and eccentricities you’ve probably spent your life
trying to hide are part of your specialized, unique, neurology.
You might not only come to acknowledge that fact,
but indeed, come to embrace it.
We would love to help
you come to that place!