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richardbenson
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11 Mar 2008, 11:49 am

living on the spectrum more concernd with aspergers and autism issues? i dont really care about issues effecting any autistics aslong as they dont try erradicating us. am i just a boring lazy person? probably. is it normal for people to have to want to take up a pet project like this? :?



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11 Mar 2008, 7:31 pm

Hey, if you don't care what they're up to, good for you, that's one less thing you need to worry about.

And as for what I know, I don't know if it's just a higher functioning thing, but all Autistics and HFAs and Aspies should be proud of themselves and their ASDs, if or if not you're worried about the media representation is up to you. But, I don't know if it's just higher-functioning... ><


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11 Mar 2008, 8:27 pm

There are several LFAs (I really dislike that term though, as it pretty explicitly labels them as inferior, which I don't consider to be the case) who are involved in autistic advocacy.


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11 Mar 2008, 9:01 pm

Who Aut to be active?? topic

Autism speaks would have us think that only NTs can speak for us. This is why they are to be treated with caution. All persons of all abilities are to be included in being active in the AS movement. We all have something to contribute.


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12 Mar 2008, 10:25 am

richardbenson wrote:
are only people who are higher functioning living on the spectrum more concernd with aspergers and autism issues?
So you know nothing about Amanda Baggs/ballastexistenz/anbuend ? right?


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12 Mar 2008, 12:45 pm

AutCom publishes a lot of opinions by autistic people who use AAC - see the website and newsletter at http://www.autcom.org/

They are not an autistic-run organisation, but I feel they support many things that most of us would approve of. I've told my local autism association to order their collection of presentations, called Sharing Our Wisdom, so I can get to read it (and so that others can do this too, of course).



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12 Mar 2008, 3:06 pm

KenG wrote:
richardbenson wrote:
are only people who are higher functioning living on the spectrum more concernd with aspergers and autism issues?
So you know nothing about Amanda Baggs/ballastexistenz/anbuend ? right?


Pardon my ignorance, but is Amanda also ballastexistenz and anbuend or are those three different people? I am only familiar with Amanda's videos.



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12 Mar 2008, 3:44 pm

richard, are you more asking if it's normal to not want this to form a huge part of your life and not want to get involved in all the debates? Because I totally understand that, I'm completely falling back into music at the moment and not feeling interested in autism at all. I think it's perfectly normal to find other things more interesting. *prepares to get flamed* a lot of things ARE more interesting...

I don't think it's to do with level of functioning though.

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all Autistics and HFAs and Aspies should be proud of themselves and their ASDs


I find the whole concept of being proud of my aspergers bizarre. Not that I'm ashamed of it, just... neutral. It's just another fact about me, like I'm tall and have blue eyes. I'm not proud of those things. I'm proud of things I achieve and I'm not going to say that I owe all those things to AS, I owe them to getting off my arse and working.



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12 Mar 2008, 9:10 pm

Pepperfire wrote:
KenG wrote:
richardbenson wrote:
are only people who are higher functioning living on the spectrum more concernd with aspergers and autism issues?
So you know nothing about Amanda Baggs/ballastexistenz/anbuend ? right?


Pardon my ignorance, but is Amanda also ballastexistenz and anbuend or are those three different people? I am only familiar with Amanda's videos.


Amanda's blog is Ballastexistenz. I'm not sure what or who anbuend is, though since it's in that mini-list, it's probably the same person. I like her writing.


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12 Mar 2008, 10:36 pm

LemonDemon wrote:
Pepperfire wrote:
KenG wrote:
richardbenson wrote:
are only people who are higher functioning living on the spectrum more concernd with aspergers and autism issues?
So you know nothing about Amanda Baggs/ballastexistenz/anbuend ? right?


Pardon my ignorance, but is Amanda also ballastexistenz and anbuend or are those three different people? I am only familiar with Amanda's videos.


Amanda's blog is Ballastexistenz. I'm not sure what or who anbuend is, though since it's in that mini-list, it's probably the same person. I like her writing.


Ok. I like her videos. I haven't seen her blog.



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13 Mar 2008, 4:39 am

I don't give a damn about autism activism; it ain't my narrow interest after all. :wink:

I don't care if all autistic individuals next year are aborted; it's not like it affects me in any way (I don't have empathy after all).



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13 Mar 2008, 10:09 am

I was taught a lesson as a child, which went along the lines that if you're a real person and so is everyone else, then you have to do everything in your power to achieve the state in which you can be everything you desire for the others who are like you on the inside too. It's not much of a moral, since it's firstly directed at me and only because of this also directed at others.
Thus the problem with this is keeping it in mind when I have a spontaneous reaction. It's just, I still often forget that others are, you know, real people. But the above is what I try... and really... it's humane and good. Point is, it works.



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13 Mar 2008, 1:43 pm

LemonDemon wrote:
Amanda's blog is Ballastexistenz. I'm not sure what or who anbuend is, though since it's in that mini-list, it's probably the same person.
anbuend is Amanda's username on 'Wrong Planet' and on 'Aspies for Freedom'. She posts here quite a lot.


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13 Mar 2008, 2:01 pm

Danielismyname wrote:
I don't give a damn about autism activism; it ain't my narrow interest after all. :wink:

I don't care if all autistic individuals next year are aborted; it's not like it affects me in any way (I don't have empathy after all).


What about treating others how you want them to treat yourself?



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13 Mar 2008, 2:05 pm

KenG wrote:
LemonDemon wrote:
Amanda's blog is Ballastexistenz. I'm not sure what or who anbuend is, though since it's in that mini-list, it's probably the same person.
anbuend is Amanda's username on 'Wrong Planet' and on 'Aspies for Freedom'. She posts here quite a lot.


Aspies for Freedom???



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13 Mar 2008, 2:30 pm

Pepperfire wrote:
KenG wrote:
LemonDemon wrote:
Amanda's blog is Ballastexistenz. I'm not sure what or who anbuend is, though since it's in that mini-list, it's probably the same person.
anbuend is Amanda's username on 'Wrong Planet' and on 'Aspies for Freedom'. She posts here quite a lot.


Aspies for Freedom???


This one: http://www.aspiesforfreedom.com/