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 -)

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

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 – I –

Third of Asperger’s Ten Traits – Escape Artist, from the World into my Box…

"3) We are escape artists. We know how to escape. It’s the way we survive this place. We escape through our fixations, obsessions, over-interest in a subject, our imaginings, and even made up reality. We escape and make sense of our world through mental processing, in spoken or written form. We escape in the rhythm … Continue reading Third of Asperger’s Ten Traits – Escape Artist, from the World into my Box…

First of Asperger’s Ten Traits – Extreme Intelligence

Driven, probably by the systemising neuro-biology of my brain, I'm constantly looking for an organised understanding of facts, where "the three…", "the seven…" or "the ten…" somethings, constantly attract my semantic mind. On such a fortunate occasion, I have found Samantha Croft's -now former- blog, Everyday Asperger's. In her new website's own words, "Samantha Croft, … Continue reading First of Asperger’s Ten Traits – Extreme Intelligence

Yiruma against meltdowns…

There are times when, at least in my case, only heartfelt music restores some balance to my chaotically racing mind, savagely trying to escape another meltdown... If You are looking for some soothing piano tunes to calm the storms, consider Yiruma... Piano played with the heart, perfect for my quiet chamber of self, where my neuro-divergence … Continue reading Yiruma against meltdowns…

I am about as autistic as they come.  

Realising that for ME, my own SELF is not “just” a collection of individual characteristics, but a perfect world, opened a whole new chapter in the sometimes painful process of liberating myself from the slavery imposed on me, i.e. the attempt of pleasing my surroundings, the people who claim to see the bigger picture, but … Continue reading I am about as autistic as they come.