Is an “autism community” a dangerous mirage, or a valid social construct?

I have recently been asked on Twitter the following: “I’m going to ask a question but you don’t have to answer. So, I just started wanting to understand autism better since my son was dx, and I know the best knowledge comes from those actually in the community. Anyway, I imagine as you get (o)lder* … Continue reading Is an “autism community” a dangerous mirage, or a valid social construct?

A critical introduction to “The nine degrees of autism, a developmental model” (editors Wylie, Lawson & Beardon, 2015) -1-

Few may remember, even from amongst the book’s actual readers, that its complete title is “The Nine Degrees of Autism, a Developmental Model for the Alignment and Reconciliation of Hidden Neurological Conditions” (editors Wylie, Lawson & Beardon, 2015) The necessity of mentioning the book’s complete title is justified by a title’s further reaching implications. With … Continue reading A critical introduction to “The nine degrees of autism, a developmental model” (editors Wylie, Lawson & Beardon, 2015) -1-

Proposing the “Medi-Social© Model of Disability and Neurodivergence” II -The Unwarranted Bias of the Social Model of Disability and Neurodivergence-

The late Prof Mark Oliver, presented on 23rd July 1990, at the Joint Workshop of the Living Options Group and the Research Unit of the Royal College of Physicians, a paper titled “THE INDIVIDUAL AND SOCIAL MODELS OF DISABILITY”, where he wrote: "The genesis, development and articulation of the social model of disability by disabled … Continue reading Proposing the “Medi-Social© Model of Disability and Neurodivergence” II -The Unwarranted Bias of the Social Model of Disability and Neurodivergence-

Proposing the “Medi-Social© Model of Disability and Neurodivergence” I

[Rev.] Romulus Campan FDScMH (Forensic), LTh (Hons), CertEd-QTS,PgCert Religion, Spirituality & Mental Health,PgCert Special Psychopedagogy,PgCert Autism & Asperger’sThe Medi-Social© Model of Neurodivergence Logo-Created by Romulus C. The Medi-Social Model of Neurodivergence is an alternative to the prevalent Medical and Social models of Neurodivergence, applicable to the following, commonly accepted as, Neurodivergent conditions: The Medi-Social Model … Continue reading Proposing the “Medi-Social© Model of Disability and Neurodivergence” I

Reflections on the Psychopathology of Demand Rejection and Avoidance

Honouring a long-due promise to Demand Avoidance researcher Richard Woods @Richard_Autism I will attempt to summarise a personal perspective of the psychopathology of Demand Rejection and Avoidance, conscious of the topic's vast scientific interdisciplinarity, muddled unfortunately by rather recent research derails, causing unnecessary confusion and delays in therapeutically addressing valid psychotherapeutic necessities. In this short … Continue reading Reflections on the Psychopathology of Demand Rejection and Avoidance

The Cognitive-Behavioural Interpretative Isolationism of Intellectually Proficient Kanner’s & Asperger’s Autism (IPKAA)© Part 3 – The Myth of “Weak Central Coherence”

Part 3 – The Myth of "Weak Central Coherence" (Rev.) Romulus Campan FdScMH, LTh (Hons), CertEd, QTS, PgCert Special Psychopedagogy, PgCert Autism & Asperger’s 'Frith (1989) attempted to sketch out the preliminary theory that one deep underlying cognitive deficit in autism has to do with a lack of coherence. In other words, autistic people lack … Continue reading The Cognitive-Behavioural Interpretative Isolationism of Intellectually Proficient Kanner’s & Asperger’s Autism (IPKAA)© Part 3 – The Myth of “Weak Central Coherence”

The Autistic Maelstrom …

In the new, updated edition of "The Autistic Spectrum" (2002), Lorna Wing offered on page 23 a brief history of the chaos which seems to continue to this day, surrounding risen and fallen efforts to decide the main, and sub-categories of what she identified as the Autistic Spectrum. In order to justify my statement, please … Continue reading The Autistic Maelstrom …

The importance of Asperger’s Syndrome as a unique clinical diagnostic category…

On page 1 of his fundamental summary of (Classic) "Autism and Asperger's Syndrome", S. Baron-Cohen (2008) lists as "Key Points" the two, overlappingly different subgroups of what has come to be known as the "Autistic Spectrum". "Classic autism and Asperger syndrome share two key features:          -Social communication difficulties          -Narrow interests and repetitive actions.  But they … Continue reading The importance of Asperger’s Syndrome as a unique clinical diagnostic category…