This workshop is about Autism & Education. Hosted by Venessa Bobb.
Further Information & Reading
Paul Isaacs 2021
“Neurotypical” A Word Misused & Inaccurate?
There is no such thing as “neurotypical” in terms of a collective definition of people, viewpoints or principles.
It’s a word I never use as it seems to adorned a slur like status in projection. Bigotry is as such is not only based on stereotypes but I feel hinders more balanced narratives and objective dialogues and information sharing.
We Live In A Human World First Identities Come Second
This isn’t a “neurotypical” world either it is world full of different and sometimes conflicting ideas, notions and perceptions of “other” which then lead in extreme cases to towards conflicts in bias.
Autism Militant Projection & Distorted Narratives
Militant narratives burns more bridges than it claims to build, by having a narrow lense of how someone who isn’t on the autism spectrum acts, thinks, feels etc.
How does this build a platform for idea sharing, life sharing and forming healthy agreement and disagreement?
Non- Autistic Realities & Autistic Realities – All Human Beings Are Walking “Fruit Salads“
There are different forms of non-autistic realities and some parts of those realities may be relatable to an “AUT-istic” experience such someone whom has faceblindness, object blindness or language processing disorder. In other words there are multi- faceted realities of being “non-autistic“.
For the AUT-ism is not a collective reality either, not everything is sensory, not everything is language processing, not everything is dyspraxia etc.
For these are potential facets of an AUT-istic experience but are separate and identifiable pieces in their own right, that can exist on their own terms and have different presentations.
The Problem With Identity- First Narrative
That is why Identity-First language is misleading because what “parts” one is choosing to relate may not be the “autism” (in their “fruit salads) anyway.
As of August this year (2015) I am doing local work around my the counties of Buckinghamshire & Oxfordshire – in the roles of autism speeches, training and/or consultancy. I have currently worked in the field of autism for over five years and have written five books on the subject or autism and contributed to various other books and articles too.
If you live and/or are an organisation, charity, mainstream educational base or school, mental health service, autism based educational schools or any service within in these counties and are interested in have me speak, train and/or consult please contact me via the information below.
Paul Isaacs 2015