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Autism & Identity

I have never seen all of my being as autistic because the word is an adjective a describing word of an experience.

Current Experiences

I experience face blindness, object blindness and meaning blindnessas I do a language processing disorder, hemiplegia, body agnosias and associated learning difficulties.

Past-Tense Experiences

There are also experiences in the past tense such as over coming oral apraxia, high levels of exposure anxiety, selective mutism and gaining functional speech although it was a long road to doing so.

Personality Types

I have personality types such as Mercurial, Idiosyncratic, Self-Sacrificing and Serious (all human beings have personality types of varying types).

Conclusion

Autism is not ALL it is PART OF I see myself as a person a patchwork quilt made of many things. Autism just “is” I am neither proud nor ashamed. I seek balance not objectification. ūüėä

Paul Isaacs 2019


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Autism & Mythbusting РChallenging the Stereotypes  

OVERVIEW

So the post below about why I have Autism and a Learning Disability – What is that all about?¬†¬†Mythbusting, demystifying and unrevealing the tired old stereotypes that still persist in the Autism world, were negative sometimes even militant memes exist and the “one voice for all” is hailed as king, no one can speak for everyone that is impossible but we can all help each other.¬†

DIVERSITY WITHIN THE SPECTRUM – INCLUSION FOR ALL

The spectrum is so vast you have people who speak with their mouth and do or don’t have a Learning Disability you have people who speak and communicate in other ways that do or do not have Learning Disability.¬†

POSITIVE VOICES ON THE SPECTRUM

I thank people like

Donna Williams

Donna Williams Copyright D.Williams and C. Samuel

Donna Williams Copyright D.Williams and C. Samuel

 

DONNA WILLIAMS’ WEBSITE

DONNA WILLIAMS’ BLOG

DONNA’S BOOKS

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sydney Edmond

Copyright Sydney & Lisa Edmond

Sydney Edmond Copyright Sydney & Lisa Edmond

 

SYDNEY EDMOND’S WEBSITE

SYDNEY EDMOND’S BOOK

SYDNEY & LISA EDMOND VIDEO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

¬†Jennifer O’Toole

Jennifer O'Toole Copyright Asperkids

Jennifer O’Toole Copyright Asperkids

 

ASPERKIDS WEBSITE

JENNIFER’S BOOKS

ASPERKIDS’S BLOG

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rudy Simone

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¬†RUDY SIMONE’S WEBSITE

RUDY’S BOOKS

RUDY’S YOUTUBE CHANNEL

 

 

 

 

 

 Carly Fleischmann

Carly

Carly Fleischmann Copyright Carly & Arthur Fleischmann

 

CARLY FLEISCHMANN’S ¬†WEBSITE

CARLY FLEISCHMANN’S ¬†BOOK

CARLY’S VOICE TWITTER

 

 

 

 

Peyton Goddard 

Peyton Goddard

Peyton Goddard Copyright Peyton & Dianne Goddard

PEYTON GODDARD’S WEBSITE¬†

PEYTON GODDARD’S BOOK

PEYTON GODDARD’S BLOG

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EMPOWERMENT

They all have very empowering messages for people with Autism and balance this out with seeing themselves as people with personalities and valued personhoods that they want to seen for but also want others to understand the diversity of Autism and it’s profiles – giving this back in balance is so needed – I am a person with Autism is far more liberating than saying Autistic Person.¬†

 

Paul Isaacs  2014