Guy Shahar’s TED talk, The Beautiful Reality of Autism, was given at TEDx Wandsworth on 5th November 2016, and lays out what The Transforming Autism Project is all about at heart. It will be available soon in video form, and will be posted on this page when it is. In the meantime, the article on which it was based can be read here.
We are a brand new organisation, currently in the process of becoming a registered Charity, committed to revolutionising public and professional understanding of autism globally, and to ensuring that autistic people are recognised for their great potential to live rich, fulfilling integrated lives that contribute greatly to society, and that they are empowered to do so, especially through early intervention. We also aim to provide inspiration and practical support for families, schools and others to achieve a transformation in their children’s quality of life through the creation of an optimal environment and relationship with them.
We were founded in 2016 by Guy Shahar, author of the book, Transforming Autism, which details his family’s journey to turn around the life of his own autistic son, and Gilles Pelenc, who joined as co-founder and Creative and Operations Director in early October