Wednesday, 25 March 2015

05. Stitching Out Stigma ASD Acronyms

This is a piece I designed and stitched for the Stitching Out Stigma project.
The premise is that although the child is surrounded by all the acronyms relating to being autistic, he is jumping for joy out of them.  It almost looks like he is throwing them in the air.
I stitched this in a rainbow of colours because autism is a spectrum, like the rainbow.

Here is the full list of what the acronyms stand for (how many did you know already?)

SEN                Special Educational Needs
ADOS             Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule
BSL                 British Sign Language
IEP                  Individual Education Plan
NAS                National Autistic Society
CAMHS          Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service
CIR                 County Inclusive Resource
DLA                Disabled Living Allowance
EHCP              Education, Health and Care Plan
MDA               Multi-Disciplinary Assessment
ADHD            Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
PECS              Picture Exchange Communication System
SLT                 Speech and Language Therapist
GDD               Global Delayed Development
BID                 Bilateral Integration Disorder
CAF                Common Assessment Framework
SPD                 Sensory Processing Disorder
ODD               Oppositional Defiant Disorder
OCD               Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
LSA                Learning Support Assistant
MLD               Moderate Learning Disability
SLD                Severe Learning Disability
PDD-NOS      Pervasive Development Disorder – Not Otherwise Specified
ADD               Attention Deficit Disorder
SNO                Special Needs Officer
CDC                Child Development Clinic
PDA                Pathological Demand Avoidance

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