David Malins: The Asperger's Syndrome Pioneer

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The Battle for Adult Services: Tomorrow's Test of Aspie Self-Deternination

Posted on April 22, 2012 at 10:25 PM

We have a major problem which is only becoming more prevailing and desperate as time goes on. Promises have been made in many speeches: Offerings have been announced and services supposedly "launched". However, I am beginning to see that these are hollow words that are only meant to serve those who have wasted the Aspie Community's time and efforts in dialogue.

The Solution is certainly not through revolution or dictatorship as some far-right extremists have claimed is the answer in a "if they've discriminated against us, then we'll discriminate against them" way, which does nothing as we become as bad and maybe even worse than those we claim to be protecting people against.

Instead, the answer still is in mutual dialogue and revealing to people that communication is a two-way business and that whoever is in power, that our views are equal to that of anyone else. And for the Aspie Community here in the United Kingdom, this can only be done currently with any success by Aspie Community Diplomats and representatives who can balance the view, but also act in person as the "go-between" to enable such situations to occur successfully.

Tomorrow will be very very difficult, because the authorities have continuosly dragged their feet and have not taken on board the seriousness of the situation. Even if they do, they don't quite understand how to deal with it succesfully simply because many have refused to listen to Aspie input into the debates and to accept them as equal partners and as human beings like everyone else.

Tomorrow, I will be setting a few people straight that these are not just requests, they are also sovreign demands and where I will take a key role and in order to speed things along, will add "High" to my role to become "The Adult High Representative of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and of The Democratic Commonwealth Union Micronation"

God Speed

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Reply AspiechampionCcc
1:08 PM on June 28, 2012 
Hi, you describe yourself as the Adult High Representative. what group do you actually represent ? You say you as making "Sovereign demands" as sovereign of where? What are the demands? When did you make them and who did not listen. It all sounds interesting but very vague. Who did you set straight? I'm sorry but none of this sounds very Aspie to me. Is there a web site I can go look at to see the group you are the adult high representative of? Or do you just represent you?
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7:20 AM on July 6, 2012 
AspiechampionCcc says...
Hi, you describe yourself as the Adult High Representative. what group do you actually represent ? You say you as making "Sovereign demands" as sovereign of where? What are the demands? When did you make them and who did not listen. It all sounds interesting but very vague. Who did you set straight? I'm sorry but none of this sounds very Aspie to me. Is there a web site I can go look at to see the group you are the adult high representative of? Or do you just represent you?


Hi AspiechampionCcc, Thanks very much for your comments. To answer your questions
- I have been clinically diagnosed twice with Asperger's Syndrome, once when I was 4 and the other when I was 23, so even if I don't seem to sound very Aspie-like, I am an Aspie.
- My representation is a very broad one, hence why it?s so vague. I have many projects that I work on, but these are also equal to representing the views of Aspies in South Wales and Herefordshire. Many of these individuals I meet on a regular basis through social groups, through personal contact as well as through parents, guardians and neuro-diverse groups (including but not limited to "ACT-NOW for Autism", "Aspies For Freedom", along with many others). Inevitably because everyone on the spectrum are individuals with their own traits, interests and personalities, it is often difficult to portray this expanse very easily without over-complicating the picture or getting stuck into undue stereotypes. I also find that there isn?t anyone speaking up for adults when it comes to everyday services in the UK (hence that is why I decided to become a representative). I always welcome feedback from other adults that I can send back to the likes of the local authorities, regional government etc. Ultimately though, I also want to inspire other adults to be representatives themselves and to help speak up for adults that often either don?t get the chance to or aren?t able to speak to their Local Authorities about issues that affect them. If you would like, I can chat to you further about this and would really appreciate hearing how this could be improved. You can email me at [email protected] Thanks again :)