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 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: How I understand neurodiversity...

Posted: 07 Sep 2019, 12:12 pm 

Replies: 99
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What would a cure even look like, if they did come up with one...neurosurgery to re-wire everything? Just doesn't seem very feasible to cure someones neurology to make them neurotypical. Its not really about curing autism or making them neurotypical its about encouraging & supporting medical tr...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: How I understand neurodiversity...

Posted: 07 Sep 2019, 8:12 am 

Replies: 99
Views: 2,143


"Neurodiversity" is largely the cult of identity or about identity politics, as opposed to disability rights. Its disproportionatly composed of those who are "anti cure", (which inevitably means anti new treatments) at least at senior level. Wanting to dictate autism research and...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: Response to some concerns about neurodiversity paradigm

Posted: 07 Sep 2019, 2:37 am 

Replies: 62
Views: 1,872


I used the word "approx" before because it wasnt about the exactness of figures themselves, they were ball park figures. The question was 1. Where does the ND movement see the borders of severity i.e at what point would ND classify someone as severe enough for research? Intellectual disabi...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: Response to some concerns about neurodiversity paradigm

Posted: 06 Sep 2019, 11:40 am 

Replies: 62
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As i mentioned in the post ( i said leave aside the outcome) the daily mail article + the suramin one was just a casual 2 min search of examples of the types of severity of the kids that take part in these licenced invasive trials, it wasnt meant as a scientific report of each therapy. Im well aware...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: Response to some concerns about neurodiversity paradigm

Posted: 05 Sep 2019, 2:41 pm 

Replies: 62
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Leaving aside the effectiveness & success of the treatments as that's not the issue here:- Here`s the parents statements on the suramin trial, are they not severe enough? suramin incase link doesn't work: https://health.ucsd.edu/news/topics/Suramin-Autism/Pages/Parent-Statements.aspx Here`s anot...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: The ABA monopoly in America leaves parents poor choices

Posted: 05 Sep 2019, 8:57 am 

Replies: 31
Views: 1,313


I dont know the effectivness of ABA therapy. There does need to be more research in this field of techniques that work. "Floor time" seems a good one. Dont know too much about "sonrise" program effectivness As far as "normalising" kids, its unfortunatly sad as it is we ...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: Response to some concerns about neurodiversity paradigm

Posted: 04 Sep 2019, 10:05 am 

Replies: 62
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eikonabridge: Good for you sir i wish you and your family a happy and long life. Mona: I support all your views on education. The problem is you've still not addressing the Achilles heel of the ND movement which is what i referred to as the "diversity" or identity bit. We all know as soon ...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: Response to some concerns about neurodiversity paradigm

Posted: 03 Sep 2019, 10:27 am 

Replies: 62
Views: 1,872


Im open minded and have no problem with experimenting with different educational systems for autistic kids if someone wants to use Jason Lu, and Jason Wu system good luck to them. The problem is the word "diversity" which sounds perfectly innocent good and fair even, as opposed to evil and...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: Response to some concerns about neurodiversity paradigm

Posted: 02 Sep 2019, 3:01 pm 

Replies: 62
Views: 1,872


Hey, it's a competitive, dog-eat-dog world out there. You can stand by whatever comments you like. What matters is how well your children develop. Im on the spectrum too, but who cares about that, im referring to the other 100 million. Could it be that autism is part of normal?[quote][quote] What d...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: Response to some concerns about neurodiversity paradigm

Posted: 02 Sep 2019, 2:18 pm 

Replies: 62
Views: 1,872


I stand by all past comments made Did neurodiversity activists really try to block any actual research? Its really turning into a perceived culture that many in the autistic community have lost control over. In many articles by aspies one can read in the press, on autism the same narrative persists,...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Why is there no TREATMENT?!

Posted: 02 Sep 2019, 10:31 am 

Replies: 51
Views: 1,227


Unfortunatly taking about how a "cure" would "change someone" is all wild speculation that provocks fear in some, because there is no cure at present. It all comes down to what goes into making a person ie family, environment, memories, education, culture, sexuality, morals,relig...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Why is there no TREATMENT?!

Posted: 01 Sep 2019, 1:05 pm 

Replies: 51
Views: 1,227


There's "no evidence" only because the cure doesn't yet exist. By the same token, there's also "no evidence" that a "cure" WON'T have very bad side-effects.But it pretty obviously WOULD change us very profoundly. How could it NOT do that? People underestimate how much ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Why is there no TREATMENT?!

Posted: 01 Sep 2019, 7:52 am 

Replies: 51
Views: 1,227


Sorry you feel that way justin101. The simple answer to your question is numbers effected. Autism used to be a rare condition that few people knew about until the movie Rainman. Its been 70 years or so since the term autism was invented and it wasnt until 5 years ago in 2014 that scientists first ex...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: Neurotypical Privilege

 Post subject: Re: Neurotypical Privilege
Posted: 30 Aug 2019, 11:05 am 

Replies: 45
Views: 1,660


Alot gets mentioned about civil rights in autism but not really any specifics about what is wanted and how that differs from general disability rights?? Some see autism as an identity others do not and are against such an idea. Some are against a cure or research for treatments others are suicidally...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: "Autism" definition wars thread

Posted: 29 Aug 2019, 9:55 am 

Replies: 33
Views: 1,227


I meant to type neurological but it got cut off on my phone small screen. Its only referred to as neurodevelopmental" as the "developmental" bit refers to the fact thats its usually diagnosed in early childhood. The big question is are these rooms unbuilt or simply blocked off. The an...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: "Autism" definition wars thread

Posted: 28 Aug 2019, 12:59 pm 

Replies: 33
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Autism is simply a name given to neurologic deficits seen first in childhood. Thats it. If the brain was a huge building with many rooms, each one with a function, i.e speech, then some of those rooms would be unbuilt. In fact theres probably thousands of rooms and most people have some unbuilt, so ...
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