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NAS Lambeth/A2ndVoice Workshop – Autism As A Fruit Salad & Sensory Perception Issues

This workshop is about Donna Williams’ “Fruit Salad” analogy of autism and sensory perceptual challenges and agnosias in the context of autism. Hosted by Venessa Bobb.

Further Information & Reading

What Is Autism?

Common Pieces In Autism “Fruit Salads

Sensory Perception in Autism

Paul Isaacs 2020


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Donna Williams Fruit Salad Analogy- How it Has Helped – Autism and Asperger Differences

OVERVIEW

My Video on the differences on Autism & Asperger’s Syndrome (I’m an Autie). Donna Williams has helped me so much over the years using Donna Williams Fruit Salad Β AnalogyΒ . πŸ™‚ This could also help you sort out your “Fruit Salad” too. πŸ˜‰

Thanks Donna! πŸ™‚

DONNA’S BOOKS

AUTISM – AN INSIDE OUT APPROACH

THE JUMBLED JIGSAW

 

Fruit Salad Analogy Copyright D.Wiliams

Fruit Salad Analogy Copyright D.Williams

 

 

Paul Isaacs 2014


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How Donna Williams’ Fruit Salad Analogy Has Helped Me – And It Can Help You To

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Overview

It is not very often that somebody comes along and gives you the tools of understanding the whats? The whys? But I can honestly say that Donna Williams (Polly Samuels) has done that for me and so many others on the Autistic spectrum over many years, empowerment is to give someone the confidence and ability to take hold of their life, understand their abilities and disabilities.

I first saw Donna in 2008 at a conference in Oxford and we have been friends on Facebook and she has on a personal level helped me understand the “mechanics” of my Autism which I shall be forever grateful for her help, kindness and assistance. She has taught me a lot of things about keeping it real and not forgetting that Autism is APART of you and not the WHOLE of you. πŸ™‚ Thanks Donna.

This model is lateral and takes a holistic open-minded approach to autism what is, this model is person centred and is for empowerment and positivity. πŸ™‚

The Fruit Salad Analogy Of Autism

Fruit Salad Analogy Copyright D.Wiliams

Fruit Salad Analogy Copyright D.Williams

The Fruit Salad takes in all aspects of the person’s profile this includes

  • Information Processing
  • Identity and Personality
  • Co-Morbids
  • Environment
  • Learning and Communication Profiles

Donna’s Books Using The Fruit Salad Approach

AUTISM – AN INSIDE OUT APPROACH (1996)

THE JUMBLED JIGSAW (2005)

Paul’s Autism Fruit Salad (Updated 2014)

Expressive Agnosias

Receptive/Expressive Language & Movement Issues (Speech & Communication)

Echophenomena

Visual Agnosias

Auditory Agnosias/Aphasia

Body Disconnection

Dissociative Disorders – Recognised in 2012/Revised 2014

Mental Health

Learning Difficulties

Auto-Immune

Other

  • Bruxism – Teeth Gnashing
  • Genetics – Developmental Agnosias

Syndromes – Which make up a large part of my “Fruit Salad”

Paul Isaacs 2014