I recently went to a Autism Event and saw a wonderful lady with Autism and Learning Disabilities speaking about her life, likes, dislikes her partner and how she accesses the the world with the help of her Ipad it was a real piece of empowerment to listen to her story, it shows the true diversity of Autism and the spectrum.
HER PERSONHOOD SHONE THROUGH
I saw more than “Autism” I saw a happy, content, out-going, confident, social individual with for a zest for life and showed the importance of inclusion. 🙂
INCLUSION – ALL VIEWS BEING HEARD
All people on the spectrum have a right to be heard we all have words of value to say, share and experience (people who are expressively non-verbal have word within their heads) and people with Autism and Learning Disabilities have words of equal value to, the true eclectic nature of the spectrum is what should be heard, understood, acknowledged and accepted. these are intelligent capable people too with reflective and empowering things to say. 🙂
Paul Isaacs Adult with Autism 2014