Egalitarianism & Equalism – Is That The Way Forward For Autism?

A few days ago I asked readers of my blog on neurodiversity to write their opinions. The purpose was to clarify our basic understanding (or misunderstanding) of neurodiversity and emphasize areas of mutual agreement. It is always better to reconcile ideas and work together rather than individually. Paul was the first to express his thoughts. A little biography of Paul appears at the end of his blog.

Paul Isaacs' Blog

Egalitarian doctrines maintain that all humans are equal in fundamental worth or social status”


In the context of the autism world (and my outlook in general) this is were I stand equality is for everyone, everybody who is in this world – I look at both sides of the the coin and take into account peoples realities (that makes me neutral/moderate/in the middle) that means that you look in a more three dimensional perspective of peoples diverse realities you cannot speak for all but one can learn from EACH OTHER through listening, experiencing and connecting. That is what is needed in this world kindness and empathy and accepting other peoples views.

That means the inclusion of 

  • Parents/Carers/Guardians
  • All Expereinces On The Spectrum (The Whole Spectrum)
  • Professionals In The Field Of Autism (Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Neurologists, Biologists etc)
  • Social Support Services
  • Educational Services
  • Housing Services
  • And…

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One response to “Egalitarianism & Equalism – Is That The Way Forward For Autism?

  1. (reposted from his blog)
    On one hand, I believe that most everyone is equal. We are far more similar than different, and that we all deserve respect.

    On the other hand, not to say you’re wrong, but we should also take into account everyone’s individual differences in dealing with people. Everyone has different needs and wants that need to be fulfilled different ways.

    Finally, I also agree that you are a “person with autism”. People are very complex in many different ways. I know some people try to see their entire lives through the lenses of autism or Asperger’s but one can get mentally lost easily doing that.


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