All Autism Profiles Are Different
Every person with Autism has their unique profile, ways of processing, styles of learning, some have metabolic issues, some are not visual thinkers, some have different ways of communicating other than speech that is valid and equal. In other words Autism isn’t “one thing” so no one person can say (including myself) that Autism is one thing and one reality for everybody, it is person specific, profile specific and environmentally specific.
Projecting True & Diverse Realities
By acknowledging this you break down barriers, stereotypes and assumptions – inclusion is about acknowledging the realities of people and not projecting and feeding stereotypes which ironically excludes and alienates many people as a result. I don’t say “us” and “we” in speeches because it is my profile.
Some people have an Aspie profile others have an Autie profile and some people have a mixture and can relate to both. I have an profile Autie in terms of the mechanics.
People who also have use different forms of communication to get their words out, connect with friends and family have a right have their realities be know and and acknowledged as well as people with Autism and a Learning Disability too the same thing applies in terms of inclusion.
Validation Of Personhoods
I believe that all being said that personhood should be valid part of acknowledgment for people on the spectrum – so that an grow in a balanced manner.
Paul Isaacs 2014