Nynke Zuurmond | Autism-friendly Coach | Experience Trainer
After my eldest son was diagnosed with autism in 2012, I started to immerse myself in the world of autism. Unaware that a few years later, in 2014, I would also be diagnosed with autism. I am very grateful that I was diagnosed, because it finally explained why I kept getting so stuck in my life, why I crashed into things that other people find so seemingly easy, and why the therapies and social skills courses, based on previous diagnoses, had not been helpful in the long run. By getting the diagnosis, I finally got the puzzle pieces I needed to rearrange my life
When I started the Autism-friendly Coach course, my goal was to get more tools to become even more Autism-friendly, but I received so much more. In addition to all the interesting tools, I found more insights and answers that I could directly apply in my own life. As a result, after 10 years of employment, I stopped working as an outpatient care worker at a non-autism-friendly company and started for myself under the name:
My focus now is to give people even more insight into what autism means, how to look at it in a more positive way and how to deal with it (in a different way). People with autism have a lot of qualities, although sometimes we do not know where to find them or how to use them.
My world has changed so much since I was diagnosed and trained. Fortunately, I can now say that I have been able to turn my life around from ‘surviving to being able to live’. My autism and that of my son has become much more positive in the life of our family and I would like to share these experiences.