According to the Miriam Webster online dictionary an educationalist is a professional educator or an educational theorist. In the above reference which also formed the headline of the article in question and is now on the internet the Educationalist distorts the realities of Autism Disorders. A preference, as set out in the MW involves a choice, the power to choose. Even for those with High Functioning Autism or Aspergers I have never seen a scholarly article or even a Neurodiversity ideological tract which describes their methods of learning as being choices.
The educationalist says that autism is not a disability? Tell that to those with Autistic Disorder and intellectual disability. For them, including my son, autism is a serious disability. The Educationalist should educate himself about autism DISORDERS before telling the world that autism is not a disability.