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 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: ‘Music’ film with nonverbal autistic lead, directed by Sia

Posted: 21 Nov 2020, 11:43 am 

Replies: 71
Views: 7,742


Basement wrote:
Lots of criticism on the Twitter machine.


The criticism was because they played someone with severe autism.

Advocates like to cover up these people and pretend they don’t exist

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: Thoughts on the Autism "Epidemic"

Posted: 19 Nov 2020, 2:18 pm 

Replies: 78
Views: 9,730


I had the same experience as you in the 80`s AsPartOfMe, i met a few aspie kids but not what i would call classic autism. Of course there was my cousin & many such kids would have gone to special schools but was there as many i dont think so. Coincidently there is an article in todays Off Guardi...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: Thoughts on the Autism "Epidemic"

Posted: 18 Nov 2020, 7:55 am 

Replies: 78
Views: 9,730


[ The genetic scientist in the video confirms autism rates have definitely gone up that isn’t just better diagnosis Yeah, but unfortunately from the video alone there's no way to check her data source, we'd just be taking her word for it. And I think she said she's not exactly a genetic scientist. ...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: Thoughts on the Autism "Epidemic"

Posted: 18 Nov 2020, 5:20 am 

Replies: 78
Views: 9,730


That is really interesting, thanks! I actually had a bit of a lightbulb moment listening to that, as second-generational epigentic effects might well explain my own autism. My maternal grandmother was a heavy smoker and almost certainly smoked while pregnant with my mother. So there may well have b...

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: 4 In 5 Britons Say Anti-Vaxers Should Face Prosecution

Posted: 17 Nov 2020, 2:55 pm 

Replies: 54
Views: 2,129


Forcing people to take vaccines is a violation of human rights. It's literally tyranny. Covid-19 kills what, 1-2% of the people it infects? Smallpox and the Plague death rates were far higher. The reason why plague deaths were far higher is because they didn't have mandatory shutdowns, quarantines ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: High level research & discussion outside of academia?

Posted: 17 Nov 2020, 5:03 am 

Replies: 8
Views: 945


Hi all, Is there a forum (in the wider sense) for high level intelligent discussion, sharing, learning and progressing understanding outside of formal university based academic research? Either of autism its self or discussion through autistic eyes of psychology, sociology, linguistics and all matt...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Is It Normal To Play The Same Game Again And Again....

Posted: 17 Nov 2020, 4:54 am 

Replies: 10
Views: 745


Computer games are great but they can be a life waster, im a bit wary of this now, how much of my life do i want to give away to this?

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: Thoughts on the Autism "Epidemic"

Posted: 17 Nov 2020, 4:49 am 

Replies: 78
Views: 9,730


Initially posted in the wrong topic in error:-

Maybe it’s something our grandparents did, the power of epigenetics :-

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=k4LezkjNwnY

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: 4 In 5 Britons Say Anti-Vaxers Should Face Prosecution

Posted: 16 Nov 2020, 9:06 am 

Replies: 54
Views: 2,129


Its interesting because most people here are on the autism spectrum, some don’t want to be cured & are against the idea of the government taking control of their body against their will. So forced vaccinations are crossing a Rubicon in terms of who owns your body, yourself or your government? On...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: What even is autism?

 Post subject: Re: What even is autism?
Posted: 15 Nov 2020, 3:46 pm 

Replies: 51
Views: 6,476


Also, dude no offense but if it were just personality traits you probably wouldn't be diagnosed. I am happy being me. Mum was eventually told to get a diagnosis cos I wouldn't cope in the large environment of secondary school. And I have sensory issues. There's no reason why an adult who thrives be...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: Thoughts on the Autism "Epidemic"

Posted: 14 Nov 2020, 3:32 pm 

Replies: 78
Views: 9,730


I can neither agree, nor disagree. We just dont know. Science is still trying to figure out what exactly autism is, and what it is not. The boundary line was expanded hugely in 1994 to include far more people than before. I am a text book example. The shrink I went to had never even heard of asperg...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: building a real life ASD community

Posted: 13 Nov 2020, 3:39 pm 

Replies: 35
Views: 4,083


No I haven't considered it because such a community would consist mostly of males and I distrust men. How would you feel about an autistic community in which the women were specifically encouraged to get to know each other and/or participate in a women's support group? No, that wouldn't fix the pro...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: Thoughts on the Autism "Epidemic"

Posted: 13 Nov 2020, 9:33 am 

Replies: 78
Views: 9,730


I suspect all reasons are true in that each has its own contribution factor that accumulates to show a rise. Makes me laugh when I read about “environmental pollution” have they ever read history what it was like in big cities and smog just a few decades ago. I heard someone say in 1950’s London you...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: Thoughts on the Autism "Epidemic"

Posted: 12 Nov 2020, 8:05 am 

Replies: 78
Views: 9,730


It depends which autism people are referring to when saying numbers have gone up People like me who scrapped through childhood as someone others just thought of as a bit different but didn’t stand out that much or children as young as 3 that look neurologically abnormal and that abnormality is damag...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: Thoughts on the Autism "Epidemic"

Posted: 11 Nov 2020, 11:17 am 

Replies: 78
Views: 9,730


The goal posts have been moved so many times with ASD that it’s difficult for statistical analysis. Aspergers was noticed then disappeared for decades until 1994. Autism DSM 1-3 was more severe type and we don’t know exactly how ID was diagnosed back then. However many scientists do believe numbers ...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: Simon Baron-Cohen's new book 'The Pattern Seekers'

Posted: 11 Nov 2020, 9:13 am 

Replies: 5
Views: 2,656


I think SBC is just trying to cash in on his experience over the years in the same way Silberman did however he had no experience. He’s at retirement age so using his name to write some fanciful things in a book looks like a good money spinner, glamourising a disability. Not sure what both Silberman...
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