The Nine Degrees of Autism
Have you ever wished for a roadmap to explain your life?
Philip Wylie and a panel of autism experts (including Louise Page, Dr. Wenn Lawson, Dr. Michael Fitzgerald, Dr. Tony Attwood, and Dr. Temple Grandin, and more) have created a positive developmental model to explain autism across the lifespan.
About Philip Wylie
- had a very late diagnosis of Aspergers
- chartered financial accountant (equivalent to a CPA in the United States)
- completed his MBA
- born in London, moved to southeast Asia about 13 years ago
- passions – driving motorcycles, swimming, writing (used to be a long distance cross country runner)
- loves Indy Music, swimming, and traveling
In This Podcast Episode, You’ll Learn:
- What a developmental model of autism is
The benefits of a positive developmental model for autism
- Comprehension – the model distills the many autism facts into understandable stages
- It supports positive mental wellbeing – the model recognizes a person’s gifts and values to society, versus the medical model, which only focuses on impairments and deficits
- The model provides a clear, systematic, linear map of development
- It combats many harmful myths about autism, including the belief that autism is a disease that must be cured.
The Three Triads of Development
- Stages 1-3 Confusion
- Stages 4-6 Identity Alignment
- Stages 7-9 Well-Being, Productivity, Service to Society
Links and Resources
Philip Wylie writes,
About 15 years ago I identified a numerology system which resonated with my life and became a special interest but I did not understand why until 2012/2013.
I shared my “Nine Degrees of Autism" with Dr Luke Beardon at SHU and he
recognized it as being a valid developmental model for autism and other hidden
Psychobiography of a Systemiser, by Philip Wylie
In early 2012, Philip received a pre-diagnostic assessment from Sara Heath of Autonomy (UK) after a one hour Skype interview / evaluation. In 2013, he obtained a formal diagnosis from a psychiatrist who consults for the UN in Asia.
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