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 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: Lancet Report: Momentum builds toward breaking up of ASD

Posted: 17 Dec 2021, 10:19 pm 

Replies: 71
Views: 8,926


Yes, I think that's a good description of the difference between NT and autistic communication. It also serves as the explanation for why many NT's frequently fail to communicate successfully with other NT's, especially when discussing problems. The issue of unsuccessful communication becomes even w...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: Lancet Report: Momentum builds toward breaking up of ASD

Posted: 17 Dec 2021, 9:22 pm 

Replies: 71
Views: 8,926


NT's tend to interpret it as if it means "High-functioning autistic people represented the topic of autism, therefore obviously they must have only represented their own self-interests." How exactly is this wrong? It's wrong because it's not what Alex said. Again and again, Alex says &quo...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: Lancet Report: Momentum builds toward breaking up of ASD

Posted: 17 Dec 2021, 8:52 pm 

Replies: 71
Views: 8,926


To get an ATAR you need to sit 6-7 exams covering English, Math, science and other electives. ATAR is strongly correlated with IQ and his global intelligence must be in the MENSA range. If the VCE ATAR score represents intelligence, then my smartphone is the most intelligent creature on the face of...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: Lancet Report: Momentum builds toward breaking up of ASD

Posted: 17 Dec 2021, 8:44 pm 

Replies: 71
Views: 8,926


The article says: A group of very high-functioning people were called upon to represent autism at policy tables and in the media. That comment is an example of a classic problem that many NT people suffer from. NT's and autistic people interpret the above quite differently. The NT interpretation is ...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: Lancet Report: Momentum builds toward breaking up of ASD

Posted: 17 Dec 2021, 8:24 pm 

Replies: 71
Views: 8,926


It's kind of a no-brainer that his IQ is in the genius range to be the top student out of 1 million students sitting university entrance exams. No. That's an example of the "positive prejudice" I mentioned. The article says a high VCE score, and says nothing about any IQ tests. The VCE te...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: Lancet Report: Momentum builds toward breaking up of ASD

Posted: 17 Dec 2021, 8:18 pm 

Replies: 71
Views: 8,926


It's a common misunderstanding that our IQ is a) measurable on tests and b) related to our functioning abilities with Autism. Yes, and even if it was measurable, should we just give up on children and stop trying to help them just because they failed some IQ test from some IQ test provider? Of cour...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: Lancet Report: Momentum builds toward breaking up of ASD

Posted: 17 Dec 2021, 7:46 pm 

Replies: 71
Views: 8,926


IsabellaLinton -- Actually I think he meant I'm the one with the "intellectual disability", not you, because I'm so bad at IQ tests. That was the accidental implication in his message. But he didn't mean it. He had good intentions. It's just a type of prejudice/discrimination that people c...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: Lancet Report: Momentum builds toward breaking up of ASD

Posted: 17 Dec 2021, 7:31 pm 

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Views: 8,926


I guess this autistic student is in the high IQ group No. The article says a high VCE score, and says nothing about any IQ tests. The VCE test is vastly different to any IQ test. There is insufficient information in the article to draw any conclusions about what score the son might receive if he do...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: Lancet Report: Momentum builds toward breaking up of ASD

Posted: 17 Dec 2021, 7:18 pm 

Replies: 71
Views: 8,926


If nearly 50% of autistic people have an IQ below average and 30% intellectual disability ... That's a racist comment, or rather a prejudiced/discriminatory comment. As I said in my previous message: When people say that anyone with an IQ of 60 or 70 is "intellectually disabled" or uninte...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: Lancet Report: Momentum builds toward breaking up of ASD

Posted: 17 Dec 2021, 6:07 pm 

Replies: 71
Views: 8,926


I think there needs to be some distinction. The obvious one is IQ. Executive functions aside, IQ is the ultimate deciding factor. IQ is misleading. For example, I have low IQ but fall into the so-called "high-functioning" category anyway, and people usually view my work as intelligent, pr...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Why do people believe in lies?

Posted: 17 Dec 2021, 3:30 pm 

Replies: 100
Views: 5,104


Evolution is to blame. Evolution is the reason why the majority of people continue to believe outrageous lies and myths even after being repeatedly shown stacks of heavyweight evidence. The majority of humans are programmed by their genes to create a distorted alternate reality inside their heads. M...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Best speech delay treatments for visual learners?

Posted: 17 Dec 2021, 3:17 pm 

Replies: 19
Views: 5,558


blazingstar -- I wish we had an opportunity like that. Last time we tried, we were verbally attacked because my wife was following the WHO recommended guidelines for breastfeeding, which meant she breastfed X months longer than the other woman did. The other woman felt threatened simply by seeing th...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Are liberal women attracted to conservative men more?

Posted: 17 Dec 2021, 2:47 pm 

Replies: 199
Views: 7,447


I think liberal and conservative are red herrings in this case. It's nothing to do with their political views. I've noticed that too many people actually SEEK some degree of conflict/fighting in their relationships. They don't want peace. Verbally they say peace is great, but in their behavior they ...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: Can autistic people exhibit a higher degree narcissism?

Posted: 17 Dec 2021, 2:16 pm 

Replies: 15
Views: 2,352


I notice that some on the spectrum who I have spoken to entirely lay the blame on neurotypicals for everything and professing that we are mentally superior beings or even the future of human evolution The number (or percentage) of NT's who believe they are mentally superior beings is far higher tha...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: The ACLU and free speech

Posted: 16 Dec 2021, 8:05 pm 

Replies: 21
Views: 1,713


Today, I was forced to use a bicycle to travel to the other side of the city for an appointment with a medical specialist. Including the return trip, it took hours. I'll have to do it again next month. Myself and everyone else in my group (millions of people) are forbidden from travelling on public ...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: The ACLU and free speech

Posted: 16 Dec 2021, 7:24 pm 

Replies: 21
Views: 1,713


In Europe, after what WWII did here, most people do believe that harm of Nazi ideology outweights benefits of freedom of expression - and we have an explicit limit to freedom of expression here. The anti-Nazi laws in Europe are incorrectly designed. They're defective laws because they are written a...
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