“NeuroTribes: The Legacy of Autism and the future of Neurodiversity” is a book written by Steve Silberman filed under the heading of ‘Popular Psychology History’. Oliver Sacks has written the Forward
You want to read a book grounded in science yet read one that has profile of people already living within the Autism Spectrum then Steve Silberman is your writer.
The looking forward focus is a strong catalysis for greater explorations based around the view point that ‘Autism is just a natural variation in the human genome’. Since this Autism is a natural variation like hair color, smiles and laughter and the whole human race has uniquely different combinations of the hair color, smiles and laughter then to be part of the human race we all are different!~ WOW Welcome in ‘neuro-diversity’. Therefore to be different form other people to be expected based on the difference degree. That stated to view “Autism As A Gift” is to be ‘differently’ the same!
The world is finally breaking free of the negative labels. Besides a great social change occurring. Observe and analyses the community you are in. Right down to the family members. The extended family members.
When the neurotypicals realise there is no threat until the combined negative put downs trigger the release then just accept this precious gift and move forward.
Makes you wonder why there was a covert campaign led by child psychologist Leo Kenner occurring. With over fifty years of Autism Spectrum knowledge suppressed where would the world be now if this information was available years ago. The tools and application, the inventions and even the community developments. Instead of having to mimic the Autistic person could have been supported. Not drugged.
Moving through into the tail end of 1984 Dr Greens book about ADD and ADHD hit the shelves. Soon after it seemed that every kid was being prescribed Ritalin. Thirty years later the internet is definitely here. Used everywhere enabling people to find out the facts. With facts people tend to question more until they find their equilibrium of difference measure.
Why then do they insist on believing their child is a text book. Is it easier to tick off the boxes and allow the family dynamics to kill off the mind that some in society want to control? There are fewer people at the top of the news, such as Bill Gates and Sir Richard Branson who openly admit they are on the Autism Spectrum. Just two autistic people who ‘made it’. Now are sharing the wealth of how too knowledge. How to make a life you dream about.
Grab hold of that dream. Hang on tight. Focus. Zero in. Chase your dream. Chase that dream big time. Change the circle of influence you are in when you find your scared of letting the negative people around you go.
Easier said then done to engage in the growing movement of ‘neurodiverstity’. Yes I agree in some part. The best place I found this was through Boot Camp. The key to the Bootcamp was being ready to explore a change option.
Through that BootCamp was a further eyeopener. What was needed was a more practical evidence that I was not a broken alien in a human form. I was ME. A sum of My Experiences. No matter how much I read or knew on the topic here was an avenue through which I could go further. Not only recreate a dream.. but create that dream.
Something with which there was an anchor formed to connect through to. My anchor, My Dream. Not something that had to be mimicked and looked for for approval. Although the doubts still ripped through on my side causing ups and downs. The support within the community behind all this change and realization was for coming, positive and moving forward with their moving on.
Besides there was access to technological innovations. Accommodations within my own workplace… where ever there was an internet connection that could be utilized. Further education and upskilling that came in chosen levels. Beta testing.
Could you turn this down?
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