Everybody thinks about, perceives, and senses the world differently.
Have a look at your surroundings now. Do you see each object around you as distinct, separate shapes? Or does everything kind of blend in to one big picture?
Do you know exactly where you are in space, or does trying to imagine which direction the next nearest city is in give you a headache?
You may be somewhere in between. Aspergers traits can be described as human idiosyncrasies. In other words, extreme human attributes, which are beyond normal human variation (in any direction). These extremes can result in serious impairments in functioning.
This is what makes us all diverse. But in extreme cases of different ways of thinking, or where multiple extreme traits work together, communication with our friends, family and colleagues can be difficult. Even painful. Autistic people can struggle especially, because communication and social skills are affected.
Let’s look at Autism and Neurodiversity.
Autism is a condition of extremes – extremes in all directions. Therefore, when we explain the variation and extremes of different human traits developed by looking at autism, we cover everyone.
It is common for most people to have some extreme traits (or Aspergers traits), but this does not mean they have aspergers or autism. Autistic people have a greater number of extreme traits and/or their extreme traits are much more extreme than those found in the general population.
We define Neurodiverse people as people who think and perceive the world in a different way to what is considered the norm – and which goes well beyond normal human variation.
Autism and Neurodiversity Profile Tool
All our Autism and Neurodiversity Training is underpinned by a framework initially developed through research into autism by Dr Elizabeth Guest (BSc, PhD, PGCHE). This has nothing to do with personality testing, but is a framework which identifies and describes complete human variation for different ways of thinking and reasoning about the world.
Autism or no Autism, we can teach you about this essential tool, so you can apply it to anybody, including yourself.
Imagine if you could take yourself or somebody you know with autism and create a full profile of your or their fundamental traits. Understanding yourself or the person and working out what particular adjustments or autism strategies that would help, would become so much easier. It can also be applied those autistic or Neurodiverse people who don’t want to be ‘labelled’.
Or, imagine how deeply satisfying it would feel if you could suddenly get through to somebody you have been struggling to communicate with for months, or found a bridge to effective communication between you and somebody you have difficulty understanding.
You could own this tool through receiving full training from Aspiedent. All the training for autistic adults and non autistic people is underpinned by this tool. If preferred, this tool is deployed expertly for you by Dr Elizabeth Guest.
You will wonder how you ever managed without it.