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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Perceptions between Aspies vs NTs

Posted: 20 Dec 2016, 9:28 am 

Replies: 12
Views: 701


I am curious why NTs have lack of empathy and perception towards Aspies while us Aspies have to learn how to be empathetic towards NT? I find that totally unfair. We are living in even more bigoted world because of alcohol and media influences that ever changing relationships and communication conn...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: nobody cares about us

 Post subject: Re: nobody cares about us
Posted: 20 Dec 2016, 9:14 am 

Replies: 39
Views: 1,792


Physically disabled people still have the neurotypical social skills. I think these social skills are what makes neurotypicals able to relate to someone. Not saying thats right but its probably a biological thing and cant be counteracted on a global scale without more awareness and some good ole fa...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: nobody cares about us

 Post subject: Re: nobody cares about us
Posted: 19 Dec 2016, 9:39 am 

Replies: 39
Views: 1,792


........ Are you familiar with the concept of Dunbar's Number? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dunbar's_number In short, the number of inter-human relationships the human mind can process is limited, probably to around 120-150, it differs on the person and probably some other factors. Some extrapolat...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: Why not separate from sociaty?

Posted: 15 Dec 2016, 12:35 pm 

Replies: 8
Views: 637


lately i read alot about autism, and realized i could be autistic too even if i'm not- i must be somewhere in the near spectrum. one thing i don't understand - why don't we just unite and separate from sociaty? why raise awareness about autism knowing that even if we achieve this goal- people will ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: nobody cares about us

 Post subject: Re: nobody cares about us
Posted: 15 Dec 2016, 9:04 am 

Replies: 39
Views: 1,792


....... the thing about being an outcast isn't really about the emotional pain of being different or even lonely, but rather the fact that it just irks me that i'm disabled in this respect and don't even have an option, that they think i'm less than them. i have been isolated for a very long time s...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: How Does the Term "Autism" Fit with Neurodiversity?

Posted: 11 Dec 2016, 9:01 am 

Replies: 8
Views: 468


"Autism" is a term used to denote something wrong with someone. Autism is defined in terms of a triad of impairments . Part of the neurodiversity paradigm is eliminating or replacing deficits-based language. Well, the term "autism" itself is an example of deficits-based language...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: The disability model weakens our status

Posted: 11 Dec 2016, 8:51 am 

Replies: 34
Views: 1,367


The problem is that Autism is both a disability and a disadvantage of being a minority. Another problem is the so-called comorbid's which most agree are disabling and should fit under the medical model. It is nice to say the difficulties from Aspergers is about society not understanding our differe...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: The disability model weakens our status

Posted: 10 Dec 2016, 12:05 pm 

Replies: 34
Views: 1,367


One of the biggest problems with the DSM 5 Disability model is that by treating "Neurodiversity" gene expression as a medical disability, the model makes social and cultural organization almost futile, and with it our perceived social status. If Neurodiversity is some sort of externally-de...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: All forms of street harassment completely stopped. Why?

Posted: 10 Dec 2016, 9:37 am 

Replies: 9
Views: 890


To the OP: 1. The reason most likely is a change in posture, perceived status, and age. Sole young people who aren't perceived to have status are targeted for street harassment, in large part because they are perceived, rightly or wrongly, as having no resource to a larger group for informal retalia...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Aspies, Neanderthals, and Agency

Posted: 02 Nov 2016, 1:45 pm 

Replies: 64
Views: 2,202


I write a blog ( http://aspergerhuman.wordpress.com ) and have applied the category "wild Humans" to Asperger people. This is in line with my hypothesis that the Asperger brain is most similar to pre-domesticated (juvenalized; neotenous) modern social humans, who have been selected for ta...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Aspies, Neanderthals, and Agency

Posted: 26 Oct 2016, 1:08 pm 

Replies: 64
Views: 2,202


A part of the issue is really at the heart of this discussion: very often aspies/autistic people appear to have traits that have nothing to do with the diagnostic criteria, which focus on dysfunctions and disorders. This is because Autism is a "syndrome" which means it is defined by a col...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Aspies, Neanderthals, and Agency

Posted: 24 Oct 2016, 9:15 am 

Replies: 64
Views: 2,202


if someone's sense of agency depends on the perception of passively belonging to one arbitrary group or another, then i think the name that's used for the group as a whole is the least of their problems https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Locus_of_control I'm saying that the "Aspie" identity, t...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Aspies, Neanderthals, and Agency

Posted: 21 Oct 2016, 1:16 pm 

Replies: 64
Views: 2,202


Let me get this straight: You want to take the reigns of your own destiny. And in order to do this, you want people to start call you and every one else on the spectrum (who cares to have self-agency) Neanderthals? That's what we're going with here? Why not Purples? Or Daiseys? Or anything else NOT...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Aspies, Neanderthals, and Agency

Posted: 20 Oct 2016, 3:51 pm 

Replies: 64
Views: 2,202


Let me get this straight: You want to take the reigns of your own destiny. And in order to do this, you want people to start call you and every one else on the spectrum (who cares to have self-agency) Neanderthals? That's what we're going with here? Why not Purples? Or Daiseys? Or anything else NOT...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Aspies, Neanderthals, and Agency

Posted: 20 Oct 2016, 3:07 pm 

Replies: 64
Views: 2,202


In past posts, I have argued for a "positive" Identity, one based on an objective criteria for Neurodiversity, and one based on tangible achievements. Given events of the past few years, both online, offline, and in the society at large, It appears that there is a fairly obvious split betw...
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