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Part Of A Journey Fulfilled & Will Be Continued

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Thoughts & Reflections

I have been on journey of self discovery since late 2006 now in 2014 two days ago I learnt what may be last and most important part of Autism profile which is on my previous blog post.

Although genetics play a part in Autism It has come to my attention that for some people on the spectrum (not all) have birthing issues that either affect their  brain and/or immune/metabolic systems have in turn an effect on their development and in my case visual and auditory perceptual issues, language processing, body awareness etc. Of course there are other members of the family who have very different profile to me and wonder if my birth issues maybe the answers to that? I think so. 🙂

Dad and I 2003 Resturant

To Be Balanced

So what have learnt ? That I shall always be a human being, I shall be creative, kind, thankful, balanced and appreciate life for it’s lessons, value true friendships, to be as functional as I can be with the knowledge, not to be scared and keep it real. I’m a person.

I’m thankful to so many people on this journey and I have feeling that reading this post you know who you are. 🙂

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

2 thoughts on “Part Of A Journey Fulfilled & Will Be Continued

  1. Paul , do you have any suggestions on how to get the word out about International Irlen Awareness Week events to the networks you communicate with? Thanks!

    • Hi There

      Blogging is a good idea – as well as posters, newsletter with information connecting with Irlen specialists providing realities of visual distortions and visual correction etc. I hope this helps. Kindest regards Paul

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