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 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: Media/pop culture Autism attitudes vs lived experience

Posted: 25 Feb 2020, 11:31 am 

Replies: 41
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I never said or I implied there was a pure benevolent autism?? I ont understand your post. Shats wrong with seeking enough acocommodations that a kind happy child isnt treated like an animal for example as mine has been .. for convenience of supposed educators and since he is non verbal he cant com...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Treatment of autistics in the UK vs. the US.

Posted: 24 Feb 2020, 2:16 pm 

Replies: 25
Views: 1,005


You expanded upon my mention of austerities effects. As for comparing ABA’s results between the two countries I would think you would have to wait 20 or 30 years to see how people are in adulthood. There are hundreds if not thousands of peer reviewed studies saying that ABA “works” in mitigating un...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: Media/pop culture Autism attitudes vs lived experience

Posted: 24 Feb 2020, 1:49 pm 

Replies: 41
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Ok thanks Like how there Is an overlap of things eg like more epilepsy or hypotonia or EDS in asd than non asd, but that doesnt mean they sre one and the same thing, they sre separate conditions thst overlap perhaps due to similar causes. Is what That might be. Like epilepsy obv has to be managed w...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Treatment of autistics in the UK vs. the US.

Posted: 24 Feb 2020, 9:13 am 

Replies: 25
Views: 1,005


Im from the UK and ABA does not exist here, outside the odd few private practices of which theres not many. In fact a simple way to measure autism outcomes after ABA would be to maybe to compare UK and US kids? We have a national health service which is free which is great and i wouldnt change that,...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: Media/pop culture Autism attitudes vs lived experience

Posted: 23 Feb 2020, 1:50 pm 

Replies: 41
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The problem is many particularly advocates want to over complicate things, it’s really not that hard to navigate the issue. Autism is a medical disorder, not an identity / different way of being or type of left handedness as I heard somewhere. Autism is a whole body disorder that originates from the...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Improvement of Autism with age

Posted: 20 Feb 2020, 4:53 am 

Replies: 50
Views: 1,967


I went through a stable patch 25-40 then steadily got worse. Being older social opportunities outside normal workday become less as old friends go their seperate ways. Like a muscle that doesnt get used as often social skills start to get weaker and masking skills become less. I understand those wit...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: Media/pop culture Autism attitudes vs lived experience

Posted: 19 Feb 2020, 3:53 pm 

Replies: 41
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It's called virtue signaling. Very true, NT`s use this for popularity boosting. You can see this throughout the celebrity world, not just ND obviously but everything, racism, global warming, anti trump, LGBT, feminist issues etc... Celebrities need popularity to survive and make a living. Unpopular...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: For the Aspies who can work and/or are highly educated

Posted: 19 Feb 2020, 1:46 pm 

Replies: 80
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I find many non customer facing white collar jobs have roles that work a bit like a computer program i.e if this happens do this, if it states A go to B then tick C and so on. Making detailed quality notes when training really goes a long way. In fact managers have commented how good mine are and us...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: For the Aspies who can work and/or are highly educated

Posted: 19 Feb 2020, 11:11 am 

Replies: 80
Views: 4,700


As an aspie who works as an office clerk The single most vital trait needed for employment is probably executive function. The ability to see a task through from beginning to end in a timley manner without making mistakes. No employer would hire someone who cannot do that as a minimum. Ive seen thos...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Gut Bacteria and Autism Development

Posted: 18 Feb 2020, 8:59 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 566


Ive read this before, not sure the truth of this but does need more investigation.

This video goes into this. Not saying i agree with everything as i simply dont know but liked thd detailed explanation and graphics presented:-

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=C6RxH4qQ4cw

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Do you find innocence to be the most lovable quality

Posted: 18 Feb 2020, 8:52 am 

Replies: 7
Views: 642


Innocence tends to be attractive in women alot of the time for straight men. But a big turn off romantically for women in men unfortunatly. All the research shows women prefer a man that can take care of himself, which is why we autistics have such a harder time dating in general. Unfortunatly ASD d...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: Neurodiversity and Psychiatric Validity

Posted: 17 Feb 2020, 9:13 am 

Replies: 11
Views: 695


Most advocates of the neurodiversity paradigm don't totally reject the medical model for every aspect of mental/neurological disability. Only the most extreme doctrinaire ones go that far. Alas, this extreme position has been all too commonly used as a straw man to attack the neurodiversity idea in...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: At times I dislike being Autistic

Posted: 14 Feb 2020, 8:54 am 

Replies: 6
Views: 523


Someone made an interesting post on here about eye contact, cant remember who it was its on my comments. Basically he started to wear dark sunglasses glasses and found he was able to relax more in speaking to people, it reduced alot of the stress associated with face to face contact. He found NTs st...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Disabled or different..???

Posted: 13 Feb 2020, 10:13 pm 

Replies: 43
Views: 1,605


ASD is a spectrum disorder where outcome ranges from invisible "normal life" to catastrophic. Everyone with ASD falls somewhere in the range, some are extreamly disabled some are bardly distinguishable from NT. I wouldnt be too concerned with words like "different" or "speci...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: Is this really happening in the UK today?

Posted: 13 Feb 2020, 4:51 am 

Replies: 12
Views: 651


The reports are horrible there was a recent UK tv documentry a few months ago where they used a spy camera to show the type of things going on. The footage showed those with severe autism being humiliated and abused, one young autistic woman with a phobia of men had male staff come into her room sim...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: Current state of autism brain and genetics research

Posted: 11 Feb 2020, 11:31 am 

Replies: 1
Views: 470


Although Dr. Lerch uses mostly medical model terminology and avoids the neurodiversity paradigm, in a speech hosted by a private foundation funded by the world's wealthiest curebie, his overall message is very bad news for anyone hoping for a "cure" for autism. Thanks for the link however...
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