AUTISM ISN’T “ONE THING”
Donna Williams and I have been sorting out the origins of our Autism Fruit Salad – and this is interesting I must say so here goes –
What Syndromes Make My Autism Fruit Salad? (Fruit Salad Analogy Created By Donna Williams 1995/2005)
My “Autism” is comprised of 5 separate “syndromes” and interrelating “cluster syndromes/conditions”.
Thank you Donna for all your help. 🙂
MY FRUIT SALAD
I had a distressed birth and was premature this was due to these factors, Jaundice, Cerebral Hypoxia (lack of oxygen to the brain), Brain Injury (as a result of Hypoxia) and a what is termed a Silent Stroke – In my first book I talk about my mother’s concern as I used one arm to move around the sitting room floor this certainly is associated with not only developmental delays in motor functioning but associate brain injury/stroke.
Brain Injury Related Agnosias
- Visual Agnosias
- Semantic Agnosia (Meaning Blindness)
- Simultagnosia (Object Blindness)
- Prosopagnosia (Face Blindness)
- Visual – Verbal Agnosia
- Colour Agnosia (Recognise red with “meaning”)
- Mirror Agnosia
- Form Agnosia
Receptive/Expressive Language & Movement Issues
(Speech and Communication)
- Speech Apraxia (Verbal Dyspraxia)
- Speech delay
- Language Delay
- Selective Mutism – (Once Speech was Acquired)
- Tic Disorder
- Globus pharyngis – 8 Years old – was called a “Nervous Throat”
Genetic Related Agnosias (From Family)
- Social Emotional Agnosia
- Scotopic Sensitivity Syndrome/Light Sensitivity/Sensory Integration Disorder
This is something that Dr Manuel Casanova recognised after reading my first book that I had left hemisphere neglect (I was was left handed), had problems with left-right, Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Dysgraphia, and Aphasia and Finger agnosia.
Problems with depth perception, headaches, “mapping visual space”, visual fragmentation, overwhelmed (euphoria) by colours, textures and patterns – associated with Dyslexia, Dyscalculia and Dysgraphia.
By Sorting out ones Autism “Fruit Salad” can give a sense of completion I believe these last 48 hours have done that. By sorting all the bits, the whys and hows etc. You can adapt your learning style, communication style, body mapping style, integration style and more. This is truly a postive for me and it can be a positive for your you. Once you know all this you can be one with your personhood.
Paul Isaacs 2014