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-

A Medi-Social Model of Neurodivergence/Neurodiversity, an Introduction… (- II -)

[Rev.] Romulus Campan FDScMH (Forensic), LTh (Hons), CertEd, QTS, PgCert Religion, Spirituality & Mental Health, PgCert Special Psychopedagogy, PgCert Autism & Asperger’s This article is an expanded and revised version of my previous post, A Concerned Neurodivergent’s critique of Judy Singer’s “There’s a lot in a name… Diversity vs Divergence” article – I – … I … Continue reading A Medi-Social Model of Neurodivergence/Neurodiversity, an Introduction… (- II -)

A Concerned Neurodivergent’s critique of Judy Singer’s “There’s a lot in a name… Diversity vs Divergence” article – I – …

I have only incidentally heard about Judy Singer, which is probably due to her two-decade long absence, which she succinctly describes as: “Returning to the field 20 years later”. As rather erratically “clarified” in her article, these motives seem to be, using the least belligerent term which comes to my mind, complex, motivated mainly as … Continue reading A Concerned Neurodivergent’s critique of Judy Singer’s “There’s a lot in a name… Diversity vs Divergence” article – I – …

The Stockholm Syndrome Symptomatology of Neurodiversity Militantism

I was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in June 2017. As I wrote in the “About…” tab of my blog, “Over 50 years of a rather odd life, came to a sudden realisation, with all the clicks and cogs falling to their right places.” Little did I know at the time, that the sudden realisation … Continue reading The Stockholm Syndrome Symptomatology of Neurodiversity Militantism

The Cognitive-Behavioural Interpretative Isolationism of Intellectually Proficient Kanner’s & Asperger’s Autism (IPKAA)©- Part 1: What the “Theory of Mind” doesn’t understand about the Autistic Mind…

  Part 1- What the "Theory of Mind" doesn't understand about the Autistic Mind Rom Feldmann© FDScMH, LTh(Hons), CertEd, PgCert Special Psychopedagogy, PgCert Autism & Asperger’s, QTS   On the back cover of the seminal "Neurotribes" (Silberman, 2015) the inquisitive eye should spot a hidden gem of apocalyptic proportions, basically stating that "the future of … Continue reading The Cognitive-Behavioural Interpretative Isolationism of Intellectually Proficient Kanner’s & Asperger’s Autism (IPKAA)©- Part 1: What the “Theory of Mind” doesn’t understand about the Autistic Mind…

Ninth of Asperger’s Ten Traits – “Feelings and other people’s actions are confusing”

"9) Feelings and other people’s actions are confusing. Others’ feelings and our own feelings are confusing to the extent there are no set rules to feelings. We think logically, and even though we are (despite what others think) sensitive, compassionate, intuitive, and understanding, many emotions remain illogical and unpredictable. We may expect that by acting … Continue reading Ninth of Asperger’s Ten Traits – “Feelings and other people’s actions are confusing”

Stimming (Self-stimulatory Behaviour / Repetitive Stereotyped Activity) – 1

In her seminal book "The Autistic Spectrum" (1996), Lorna Wing, OBE, FRCPsych, described what she identified as Repetitive Stereotyped Activities, to be "the other side of the coin of impairment of imagination" (pg. 45). The Autistic community has come to embrace the term stimming (as the shortened form for self-stimulation), which unfortunately acknowledges only one … Continue reading Stimming (Self-stimulatory Behaviour / Repetitive Stereotyped Activity) – 1

The “mens sana in corpore sano” War Against Autistics, Dyslexics and Dyspraxics…

(Multiple Trigger Alert: Accounts of Abuse and Humiliation Against Autistics, Dyslexics, Dyspraxics!!!) Please don't be offended by this post if you're an athlete or someone else who believes in what I consider to be the myth of "a healthy mind in a healthy body"… Because while I don't mind at all if you earnestly believe … Continue reading The “mens sana in corpore sano” War Against Autistics, Dyslexics and Dyspraxics…

Seventh of Asperger’s Ten Traits – “We simply feel like we’ve landed on the wrong planet”

"7) We are sensitive. We are sensitive when we sleep, maybe needing a certain mattress, pillow, and earplugs, and particularly comfortable clothing. Some need long-sleeves, some short. Temperature needs to be just so. No air blowing from the heater vent, no traffic noise, no noise period. We are sensitive even in our dream state, perhaps having … Continue reading Seventh of Asperger’s Ten Traits – “We simply feel like we’ve landed on the wrong planet”

Sixth of Asperger’s Ten Traits – “We have feelings of dread about even one event on the calendar”

"6) We seek refuge at home or at a safe place. The days we know we don’t have to be anywhere, talk to anyone, answer any calls, or leave the house, are the days we take a deep breath and relax. If one person will be visiting, we perceive the visit as a threat; knowing logically … Continue reading Sixth of Asperger’s Ten Traits – “We have feelings of dread about even one event on the calendar”