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Autism “Culture” – I’m not an Ableist (Extreme) nor am I a Cure-ist (Extreme) – I’m a “Neutral”

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Wendy Lawson Event Questions 2011

Wendy Lawson Event Questions 2011

OVERVIEW

There are many political views in Autism which go to many extremes which causes equal damage at either end of the spectrum (of views), being a neutral means you can take both views and explore them in a less non aggressive, assertive manner.

GENETICS/AUTO-IMMUNE

For some people on the autism spectrum who have complex auto-immune/metabolic issues which create severe pain and discomfort. Then looking at the reasons why these thing are happening (genetics) is I believe a good thing and productive thing.

ABILITIES WITHIN AUTISM

Yes there are abilities within someones Autism “Fruit Salad” there is no doubt about that and that can lead to someone living a happy and productive life.

PERSONHOOD FIRST

As I have stated on a previous post Personhood/Personality and Autism are TWO different entities, just like Personhood/Personality and Non-Autism Brain are TWO different entities, Personhood first is good in my opinion because that is what people should see you as “not broken, damaged or defective or a set of traits and symptoms” so that is why I say a PERSON with AUTISM. 

COMMUNITY

Community is about everybody sharing and learning. Not just one community it sometimes defeats the point, nor do I like people on the basis of “brain-wiring” I like people because they are nice people kind/funny/humourous/easy-going etc. 

AUTISM AND ASPERGER DIFFERENCES

WHY I HAVE AUTISM? (AND NOT AS)

I have been speaking to Donna Williams a lot about this me and her be her own calculations have about a 40 percent cross-over in profile I have all the left brain stuff as she does, she however has additional metabolic/autoimmune issues which make up her “Fruit Salad” me and her fit the Autism Profile but it is coming from different angles.  Like two people with AS will NOT Be the same. 

Lets all Learn from each other more questions and answers will be discovered. 

Paul Isaacs Adult with Autism 2014

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Author: Paul Isaacs

Paul was branded as a “naughty & difficult child” at school. He was classically autistic and non-verbal due to speech articulation difficulties. He had complex sensory issues and appeared both deaf and blind. He gained functional speech around the age of 7 or 8 years old. He went through the mainstream school system with no additional help or recognition of his autism. Consequently, he did not achieve his academic or his social potential and had very low self-esteem. At age 11, Paul was referred to the children’s mental health service with childhood depression where he was regarded as “developmentally underage” and having speech problems. As an adult, Paul had a string of unsuccessful jobs, and his mental health suffered. He developed both Borderline and Schizotypal Personality Disorders in early 2007. He was referred to mental health services and misdiagnosed with “Asperger traits with a complex personality”, which did not satisfy Paul or his family. A local autism organisation put Paul in touch with an experienced psychiatrist, who diagnosed him with Autism at 24 years old. In 2012 Paul was also diagnosed with Scotopic Sensitivity Syndrome by an Irlen Consultant who confirmed that he also had face, object and meaning blindness – conditions which Paul describes eloquently in his speeches and training sessions. He also has dyslexia, dyscalculia and also a dissociative disorder. Having started working as an local autism organisation as a public speaker in 2010, Paul joined their mission to promote autism awareness. His hope is that others will not have to suffer as he did. Now also a core member of our Training Team, Paul continues to enhance true understanding of autism at every opportunity. Paul has released and published 5 books on the subject of autism published by Chipmunka publishing and has contributed to other books too. Having overcome many challenges to achieve the success that he now enjoys, Paul’s message is that Autism is a complex mix of ability and disability. He firmly believes that every Autistic person should have the opportunity to reach their potential and be regarded as a valued member of society. Apart from autism related blogs Paul also write about movies, fashion, art and anything that is of interest. As of August 2015 Paul now works as a freelance speaker, training and consultant in and around the Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire area. If you are interested please contact him via email at staypuft12@yahoo.co.uk

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