“Autism” has politics too
“Autism” I have wrote many blogs about the the differing presentations, the fact that it is isn’t one thing a singular syndrome that features the same static 2 dimensional traits that is certainly what it is not.
Confusion because of the “status quo?”
When stereotypes emerge people can feel that their voices, perspectives and realities may well be a bone of contention for the “status quo” model.
Having that readily supplied to them they may be confused, bewildered, angry, upset, saddened that that what they are hearing doesn’t relate to them, their child, friend or family member because the “status quo” supplies them with “the model”, “the framework”, “the thing” that autism is (of course it isn’t but the is the supply).
What is “in” today will be “out” tomorrow
If you have felt any of these theses things I bring a hopeful and proactive realisation let it go, let it go of the stereotypes, let it go of the the generic models around autism, let it go of the popular fads – go with what is right, what is true and what what is really for you.
Paul Isaacs 2016