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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: John Elder Robison on American Autism research

Posted: 13 Nov 2017, 9:32 pm 

Replies: 23
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If you read the whole of it, a different theme emerges. I did read all of it and the part I quoted is from its closing summary. Cultural bias in the States might drive the idea of "cure" a bit harder where other cultures might be more tolerant or whatever, but that does not change the fac...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: John Elder Robison on American Autism research

Posted: 13 Nov 2017, 9:16 pm 

Replies: 23
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B19 wrote:
The cultural bias of the current "paradigm"...

The linked article mentions the fact that "cultural expectations of communication and behavior...vary so much across cultures and across individuals", but I would guess the idea of being rid or free of dysfunction spans the globe.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: John Elder Robison on American Autism research

Posted: 13 Nov 2017, 8:21 pm 

Replies: 23
Views: 805


I think most anti-cure people are too cocky about thinking a cure will not happen. Maybe so, but then the opposite mindset of wanting autism gone or whatever still also exists...and yet yes, I do understand there is nothing wrong with society trying to be accommodating to some while nevertheless tr...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: John Elder Robison on American Autism research

Posted: 13 Nov 2017, 7:31 pm 

Replies: 23
Views: 805


ASPartOfMe wrote:
The goal of not having autistic people remains.

...and that is why I say there is no paradigm shift: "a fundamental change in the basic concepts and experimental practices of a scientific discipline." (Wikipedia)

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Raising Children with Autism, Before the "Epidemic"

Posted: 13 Nov 2017, 5:21 pm 

Replies: 17
Views: 1,112


...while I am glad what has been described above is mostly gone I think we have go too far in the other direction. I was expected to complete my homework, be home for dinner on time, figure out my own games and suffer consequences for my mistakes...figure out what worked for me and what did not. Ye...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: John Elder Robison on American Autism research

Posted: 13 Nov 2017, 4:40 pm 

Replies: 23
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"In formulating this new Plan for ASD activities, the IACC has moved toward a paradigm shift in how we approach autism... "Individuals on the autism spectrum today will remain autistic for the foreseeable future... "...we must in the short-term translate existing research to develop ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Please help me out with information as soon as you can...

Posted: 11 Nov 2017, 8:45 am 

Replies: 17
Views: 554


Why the discrimination against Aspies who do not have a formal diagnosis?

 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: Don't pee in the pool, in the ocean, in the shower or in

Posted: 10 Nov 2017, 7:41 am 

Replies: 34
Views: 668


... incomprehensible levels of urine and feces dumped into the ocean by sea life on a daily basis... ...ship owners must spend millions (maybe billions) of dollars annually on needless waste sequestration. That might seem needless while a ship is way out in the open ocean, and I would guess at leas...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Advising people vs. reassuring them

Posted: 08 Nov 2017, 9:20 am 

Replies: 16
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...reassurance is a form of help, it is helping someone to find the confidence to help themselves... I could do that only after first being convinced the individual was actually headed toward success. At least as I perceive things, many people today are wanting, looking for and/or expecting "s...

 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: Christmas and the Kiddies

Posted: 07 Nov 2017, 8:56 am 

Replies: 3
Views: 255


I’m not against them getting presents. I am against that being the whole focus of the holiday... Since Scripture and Christmas have nothing in common, I would suggest simply trying to do something related to giving... Christmas giving -Jesus (Google Search) "Pure religion and undefiled before ...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Plastic...

 Post subject: Re: Plastic...
Posted: 06 Nov 2017, 3:14 pm 

Replies: 7
Views: 388


It is my understanding that aluminum is the only material that can actually be recycled profitably...and that means recycling can actually be worse than disposal in landfills. The ideal might be to eliminate disposables and return to re-usable (glass) bottles like we had about a half-century ago, bu...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Plastic...

 Post subject: Re: Plastic...
Posted: 05 Nov 2017, 8:32 am 

Replies: 7
Views: 388


Littering causes many problems and I definitely do my best at trying to dispose of things properly, but the worst of the plastics problems are related to plastic micro-fibers, not bags or bottles... The scale of the world’s current micro plastics pollution problem can’t be overstated. Plastics, and ...

 Forum: The Haven   Topic: toe amputation

 Post subject: Re: toe amputation
Posted: 03 Nov 2017, 10:44 am 

Replies: 6
Views: 275


Raleigh wrote:
...ask to have the entire toenail removed from the nail bed.

Yes, that is what I have been considering. My father had that done for both big toes and said they were quite tender for a while as they healed, but then the toenail is completely gone and cannot cause further trouble.

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: "Assisted Dying" debate

 Post subject: Re: "Assisted Dying" debate
Posted: 30 Oct 2017, 7:21 am 

Replies: 24
Views: 1,007


What I mean by "possible expense of length of life" is that while active killing is not permissible, letting the patient die can be okay if they have no reasonable chance of long-term survival. A patient in pain may legitimately be given high doses of morphine, even at the risk of depress...

 Forum: The Haven   Topic: Difficulty letting go

 Post subject: Re: Difficulty letting go
Posted: 29 Oct 2017, 4:29 pm 

Replies: 11
Views: 354


...if it's true that we never escape the feeling of loss, then I don't see how we can live normal, healthy lives. As mentioned: ...emphasize the positives...try to work on alleviating the negative. ...never deny your feelings...adapt to the presence of these feelings. Overall, I do my best to remem...

 Forum: The Haven   Topic: Difficulty letting go

 Post subject: Re: Difficulty letting go
Posted: 29 Oct 2017, 12:49 pm 

Replies: 11
Views: 354


My latest loss was our old cat last week, my youngest of three brothers died three years ago and our mother had died a few years before that...but my greatest loss was when my first wife divorced me in the late '70s. Overall, nothing in life seems guaranteed to be permanent like I had once unwitting...
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