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 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: ASAN view on Gene Editing

Posted: 19 Oct 2019, 5:13 pm 

Replies: 22
Views: 891


Because autism is seemingly permanent for some autism acceptance, autism as a superpower is a mind trick, a coping mechanism to make the best of a bad situation. With a cure that probably goes away. I couldn’t agree more. The trouble is its starting to create a bit of a problem for many, hence the ...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: ASAN view on Gene Editing

Posted: 18 Oct 2019, 9:59 am 

Replies: 22
Views: 891


Given the billions being spent on the technology and the mapping of the human genome, gene editing is inevitable and will be a good thing for humanity. In fact it would be laughable after all thats been invested to suddenly change their mind so thats not going to happen. The public want it as well a...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Supplements that initially work then body tolerance

Posted: 17 Oct 2019, 10:00 am 

Replies: 5
Views: 243


Dont know much about taurine and how safe it is? The creatine thing was an accident really was going to the gym years back and wanted muscle gain so thought i would try some. Few days later and im like wow whats happening here with my brain. Thoughts and language just flowed out without any blocks w...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Sulforaphane: The Cure to Autism

Posted: 17 Oct 2019, 9:48 am 

Replies: 74
Views: 3,398


I looked into sulforaphane some time ago. On a trial one or two suffered epileptic fits that they didnt have before.

Was the epilepsy linked to this who knows?

More research needs to be done so tread carefully.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Supplements that initially work then body tolerance

Posted: 16 Oct 2019, 7:33 am 

Replies: 5
Views: 243


Tried short bursts of creatine suppilmentation as well which worked very well for a while. My brain really started to work and felt "normal" for the first time showing me what i had been missing. Then out of the blue it made me feel sick and i cant take it anymore. Not that its that good f...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: What specific acceptance would advocates like to see?

Posted: 16 Oct 2019, 7:23 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 337


More programs to enable people to get jobs by proving their skills rather than via the traditional interview process. The latter is extremely difficult for many autistic people to handle. The unfair interview process has always been an annoyance of mine when job hunting. I can understand imprtance ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Supplements that initially work then body tolerance

Posted: 15 Oct 2019, 7:54 am 

Replies: 5
Views: 243


Anyone take any vitamin / natural health supplements that work?

In the past ive taken magnesium, zinc b6 q10 and much more with temporary improvements in mental well being then after a few days it wears off.

Really annoying when you find something that you think works then it doesnt.

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: What specific acceptance would advocates like to see?

Posted: 13 Oct 2019, 5:06 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 337


It was recommended that I start a thread on this topic: Autism advocates often cite acceptance / accommodations as opposed to treating autism as something to be treated or cured, as a means to tackling the serious difficulties faced by many who are autistic. This is often criticized by some as being...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: U.S. Government funding and adult autism

Posted: 11 Oct 2019, 8:00 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 290


Autism is basically a Neuronal migration disorder, with as yet unknown genetic / environmental causes. This is also the probable cause of many other conditions such as Schizophrenia, epilepsy and many more. So research into autism cannot be seperated, they are all basically linked to similar mechani...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: Invasive Documentary "The Limits of MyWorld"

Posted: 09 Oct 2019, 9:54 am 

Replies: 3
Views: 321


Second, why are some schools allowed to be nothing more than warehouses for people with ASDs? Whay is there no effort in such schools to treat people with ASDs as individual human beings, rather than livestock that must be kept and herded? Yes ive noticed this disturbing development in ordinary sch...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: Having Autism Doesn't Make Me Superhuman

Posted: 09 Oct 2019, 9:45 am 

Replies: 21
Views: 1,229


To get back to the topic, of not being superhuman and to respond to your question... I used the word accepting as a response to your usage of it in the quoted text. What is your definition? Does it stretch beyond kindness and job opportunities? Basically "acceptance" means different thing...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: Having Autism Doesn't Make Me Superhuman

Posted: 08 Oct 2019, 10:27 am 

Replies: 21
Views: 1,229


The negative symptoms as you call them wouldn't be as disabling if the world was more accepting. The word "accepting" is ambiguous, please explain outside of job opportunities and kindness from others, specifically what you mean? How would it help you live independently and function fully?

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: Having Autism Doesn't Make Me Superhuman

Posted: 08 Oct 2019, 7:58 am 

Replies: 21
Views: 1,229


There needs to be more awareness and opportunities for autistic people. Given the prev comments though its clear that "acceptance" works both ways. Society needs to be kinder to those with all mental health issues, but we also need to accept that given our negative symptoms its hardly supr...

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

Posted: 04 Oct 2019, 4:04 pm 

Replies: 99
Views: 2,146


The above is one of many differences between autistic brains and NT brains that I've seen mentioned in scientific literature. Be that as it may, if the above is indeed a significant cause of autism, it implies that a total "cure" is not even theoretically possible, short of some extremely...

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

Posted: 30 Sep 2019, 10:40 am 

Replies: 99
Views: 2,146


The “severe” autism lobby, those promoting a false dichotomy of “mild” and “severe” autism, which primarily leans on the falsehood that non-speaking autistics are severely intellectually disabled. They dehumanize non-speakers by perpetuating misinformed assumptions about their competence and by pos...

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

Posted: 30 Sep 2019, 1:29 am 

Replies: 99
Views: 2,146


If this was something going on in my head then the autistic community wouldnt be divided. There wouldnt be such thing as an anti neurodiversity pushback by many. This is common knowledge, i posted plenty of links showing this in the past, anyone can find them if they choose to. Of course im aware th...
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