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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: What message do we give off?

Posted: 30 Aug 2012, 10:05 am 

Replies: 44
Views: 3,925


I think you may get to a point where you don't worry about it (as much); many never do. To simply put it: Just about everything from negotiations to making friends is based on socialization as defined and practiced by non-Autistics. Quite a few people, who do not behave in a way in which society con...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: Prenatal Screening Tests for Autism

Posted: 30 Aug 2012, 2:39 am 

Replies: 32
Views: 6,970


Your replies are always detailed and informative. I appreciate them. Thank you. Interesting. The focus has been on genetics, brain development, environmental causes outside socialization, and biology. I think in 'developed countries' investigation into a cultural shift, adaptation to human machine ...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: Prenatal Screening Tests for Autism

Posted: 29 Aug 2012, 9:50 pm 

Replies: 32
Views: 6,970


Your replies are always detailed and informative. I appreciate them. Thank you. Interesting. The focus has been on genetics, brain development, environmental causes outside socialization, and biology. I think in 'developed countries' investigation into a cultural shift, adaptation to human machine s...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Today it's an ''Aspie thing'', tomorrow it's not

Posted: 29 Aug 2012, 11:33 am 

Replies: 6
Views: 1,345


There are vast differences along the spectrum. And, here is the thing, while you may find a number of Autistics who have Black and White thinking, some want at all and most will in certain social situations/subject matters. As a matter of fact(as i'm sure you are aware of) it is not a criteria for A...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: Coin a word for discrimination of people on the spectrum!

Posted: 29 Aug 2012, 10:17 am 

Replies: 44
Views: 7,866


This is one definition of Autist that struck me as ironic.... http://digitalcommons.butler.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1696&context=wordways&sei-redir=1&referer=http%3A%2F%2Fscholar.google.com%2Fscholar%3Fstart%3D40%26q%3Dautist%26hl%3Den%26as_sdt%3D0%2C11#search=%22autist%22 TheSunA...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: Coin a word for discrimination of people on the spectrum!

Posted: 29 Aug 2012, 10:06 am 

Replies: 44
Views: 7,866


http://scholar.google.com/

Type in Autist:

It is used throughout several publications (articles and books) as a descriptor.

It very well may be a cultural difference found primarily in the UK.


TheSunAlsoRises

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: AuntBlabby is asking for *PRAYERS* :) <3 :D

Posted: 29 Aug 2012, 8:31 am 

Replies: 62
Views: 7,876


He has my prayers.

TheSunAlsoRises

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: Prenatal Screening Tests for Autism

Posted: 29 Aug 2012, 8:11 am 

Replies: 32
Views: 6,970


[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZppWok6SX88[/youtube] TheSunAlsoRises I'm of the opinion, that while this perhaps is a goal for some through the ideology of modern liberal eugenics that one sees as a natural process in the animal kingdom, modern culture provides a type of negative eugenics ...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: Prenatal Screening Tests for Autism

Posted: 29 Aug 2012, 12:43 am 

Replies: 32
Views: 6,970


[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZppWok6SX88[/youtube]

TheSunAlsoRises

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Are You Good At Drawing?

Posted: 28 Aug 2012, 2:29 pm 

Replies: 78
Views: 10,341


I can put a line or 2, together.

TheSunAlsoRises

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Things I thought everybody did...

Posted: 28 Aug 2012, 1:30 pm 

Replies: 28
Views: 3,408


The average non-Autistic does not have these abilities soooooooo.......... These abilities are more than likely not measurable by current I.Q standards yet they may give you an edge in problem solving, imagination, creativity, academic subjects, trivia, etc in a non-conventional way. http://en.wikip...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Things I thought everybody did...

Posted: 28 Aug 2012, 10:31 am 

Replies: 28
Views: 3,408


And the radio gets louder when you get nervous, right? To the point that it drowns out your thoughts? Wow. May I ask, do any of you guys have braces or any type of dental work(such as fillings)? TheSunAlsoRises Keeping the songs going is how I stay focused when I'm anxious, complete with volume con...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Things I thought everybody did...

Posted: 28 Aug 2012, 9:38 am 

Replies: 28
Views: 3,408


... Have a 24/7 radio station going on in their heads Pick people's faces apart -- Where did she get that scar? He has a gray hair in his eyebrow -- when I'm supposed to be listening to what they're telling me. Rock, shake their foot, drum their fingers, etc Trace shapes with their eyes -- letters ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: What if we're just retarded?

Posted: 28 Aug 2012, 5:50 am 

Replies: 121
Views: 16,742


Look around and try to be thankful for what you do have.

It's not a cliche. Things could always be worse...much worse.


TheSunAlsoRises

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: Lack of representation of non-white people w/ autism

Posted: 28 Aug 2012, 5:19 am 

Replies: 36
Views: 7,322


and no reason to suggest it is spread unevenly throughout ethnic communities. There is no reason why the condition is not evenly spread. (other than age of the mother slightly lower in black americans.) There are plenty of reasons why the diagnosis could be less likely in the black population. Some...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Things I thought everybody did...

Posted: 28 Aug 2012, 4:32 am 

Replies: 28
Views: 3,408


Have a 24/7 radio station going on in their heads NTs don't get songs stuck in their head? I was pretty sure they did. Yes, Non-Autistic people do get songs stuck in thier head. BUT, having a 24/7 radio station going on in ones head is.....something totally different. Also, often-times, it's just o...
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