Before you get started I'd like to let you know a few things;
This website incorporates my experiences as an Autistic person and an Autism Professional but, much more importantly, it is a place of collective stories, reflecting on the barriers facing Autistic people. It addresses the negative narrative of Autism, focusing on Autism as an Identity, as an acceptable Neurology, while at the same time addressing the aspects of being Autistic that can be disabling, both by society, but as a Disability too.
It's a resource for Autistic people, Parents and Professionals to help you understand various concepts around Autism, get practical advice and take on the highly valuable inside perspective.
Much of what you read here you may find challenging, I hope so, Because without being challenged we never learn or grow. I'm trying hard to make life better for all Autistic people through my Writing, my Public Speaking, through the Consultancy and Training I deliver; Through my research; and by supporting Autistic people and their families both online and offline.
Everything I work towards is focused on bringing about positive, sustainable and productive change that betters the lives of Autistic people, young and old.
I hope you find this site to be meaningful, real, useful and beneficial.
Kieran Rose, The Autistic Advocate
Kieran's courses and training are designed with Autistic insight, years of knowledge and reflect the latest of positive and useful Autism research. With a range of ebooks, short trainings and his flagship programme and membership, The Inside of Autism, there is something for everyone.
These courses are aimed at Autistic People, their families and professionals and are designed to be validating, challenging and to open doors to new understanding.
You'll find training on a range of subjects not available elsewhere including Autistic Masking, Monotropism and more.
Kieran delivers consultancy and training to a wide selection of organisations.
From the public sector, the private and Third Sectors, to family support groups, he takes his messages of responsibility and acceptance across the world.
Kieran also provides professional consultancy to a variety of Autism-related organisations globally looking at both internal and public facing policies, services and practice.
Kieran is an experienced International Public Speaker and regularly delivers talks and webinars both in-person and online.
Started in 2017, and now with million of hits, The Autistic Advocate blog has been shared across the globe.
Kieran's articles are thoroughly researched, often very challenging and cover areas such as Autistic Identity, Autistic Burnout and Autistic Masking.
Kieran focusses on sharing the collective voices of the Autistic community, reflecting on the experiences of the Autistic community and educating the non-Autistic world to do better.
In 2023 Kieran also published his first book about Autistic Masking.
"Dude, I could honestly write a six foot long comment on how I feel about your article, all I'm gonna say is WOW.
I honestly thought it was just me, but reading your experiences was like reading my own life story."
"Open-minded, humble, intelligent expression and able to listen and learn. He always has the best interests of Autistic people at heart and works tirelessly to promote understanding and acceptance of difference."
"I have learnt so much listening to Kieran! I now know so much about Autistic masking and burnout and that has made a world of difference to me. Thank you is not enough Kieran."
"Kieran is one of a few special individuals really intent on making this a better place for all people. A true Autistic Advocate with incredible insight, skilled and motivated to create positive change."