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Common Sense Please! – The Time for Change is Needed!

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Is it right to justify attacks on the sick, disabled, unemployed, poor and old by “changing the welfare” state? No Is it right to consistently privatise public sectors of the state. No. Is it right it bump up the prices of housing? No. Is it right to bump up the prices of transport year after year? No. Is it right to have people who have lived in their house for years and be told to “pay for a bedroom” No. Is it right to constantly blame people from other countries and blame them for these issues? No Is it time for change! YES!

If something isn’t broke there is no need to change it, why should people be made to feel ashamed and that it’s “their fault”? For being in circumstances which is out of their control. If these ideas of “change” are so needed then why are people opposing them on mass? Because these “changes” are damaging to people in society, their families, their children and loved ones.

Why not promote empowerment be keeping the welfare state (DLA and ESA) as it is! Helping families, children, parents, the sick, the elderly and the disabled to live positive, meaningful and productive lives without fear of poverty and rejection the rights to good health care, education, housing, transport are basic human rights which everyone should be entitled to. I am not a fan of politics at all but I am for common sense, morals and equality. 

As a person with a disability I want to feel safe, secure and understood in society.

Paul Isaacs 2014


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

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