Square Peg Round Whole

The Neurodivergent Doctor with Dr Sarah Bernard

July 09, 2022 Season 2022 Episode 13
Square Peg Round Whole
The Neurodivergent Doctor with Dr Sarah Bernard
Show Notes

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Please write to Education Minister, Sarah Mitchell and request that CPS (Collaborative Proactive Solutions) be introduced to NSW schools: office@mitchell.minister.nsw.gov.au

Call to Action:
Towards the end of this episode, Sarah and Lou make a plea for listeners to contact the Minister for Education in WA.  Here's the contact details so that you can write to Minister Sue Ellery:

12th Floor, Dumas House, 2 Havelock Street, WEST PERTH WA 6005


61 8 6552 5700


61 8 6552 5701



In this episode Lou and Dr Sarah Bernard talk about life growing up for Sarah and her discovery of her own neurodivergence.  They also discuss Sarah's blogs about Ableist School Reports and letters, Autistic play and Behaviourism.  They delve into a discussion about the Aged Care and Disability Royal Commissions and Sarah's career as a Geriatrician and they finish with a focus on WA, where Sarah lives and the sort of advocacy that parents will endeavour over the next little while.  A really uplifting and educational discussion with a beautiful and lovely person.


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Resources discussed during this episode:
1. Tim Chan - Autistic Advocate, website: https://www.timhchan.com/

2. Dr Mary Dougherty, Founder, Autistic Doctors International, website: https://autisticdoctorsinternational.com/

3. Book: Neurotribes by Dr Steve Silberman: https://www.booktopia.com.au/neurotribes-steve-silberman/book/9781760294366.html?dsa=s1-east&gclid=Cj0KCQjwzqSWBhDPARIsAK38LY_xnqNsAMst4L0a-4TeBZtk_LmhtBMGWoYfs6GJNgLmN_3y935fPnIaAuSeEALw_wcB

4. Book: Neuroqueer Heresies by Nick Walker: https://www.wob.com/en-au/books/nick-walker/neuroqueer-heresies/9781945955266?gclid=Cj0KCQjwzqSWBhDPARIsAK38LY_GbwlSrP9XeyZszwJ05P-FDqq4x9QbwrIjhnYL7wOVAIHSwl1g0bcaApcfEALw_wcB

5. The Neurodivergent Doctor Blog - https://neurodivergentdr.wixsite.com/website

6. UK Report: Positive Behavioural Support in the UK: A State of the Nation Report  https://www.ingentaconnect.com/contentone/bild/ijpbs/2022/00000012/a00101s1/art00001?fbclid=IwAR0UHhrtfNHdoHViEYH3IKqEu7hNAmQErpMY7iMEJcjbSwRlWiHSo5ae7Zk