Different Fruits Salads? Different Realities?
Some people have more complex autism “fruit salads“ which means the ideas around need certainly to addressed. Terminology does become polarising and inclusivity means looking at all realities, including one’s which challenge people.
Difference In Information Challenges?
Complex autism “fruit salads” may have these pieces. There are significant differences in Asperger’s and autism “fruit salads”. To say they are the same is misdirected.
Profound “autism fruit salads” could look like as follows-
Language processing disorders (aphasia/verbal agnosias).
Visual Perceptual disorders (face, meaning or object blindness).
Oral or full body apraxia and other communication challenges.
Body disconnection/body blindness (body agnosias) making one prone to self harm.
Underlying gut, metabolic or auto-immune challenges to information processing.
Acute levels of Exposure Anxiety.
Secondary Mood, Anxiety and Compulsive disorders that may have been present infancy.
Are still living in the System of Sensing.
Overall higher levels of visual-verbal information processing challenges.
This means that you understand the pieces, produce competence and intelligence and never over invest in these challenges being “them”.
Advocacy should always be a balanced, inclusive narrative. I see it as a professional responsibility not to feed the masses fables, buzz words or rhetoric.
Being Authentic & Objective?
It’s about being real and if that makes people uncomfortable then one must reason our why and come to a place of peace.
Paul Isaacs 2021