People trying to cash in off of autsim by claiming they are

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catspurr
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19 Aug 2008, 7:00 pm

I'm not buying that this person is autistic.

Look at all of his videos

Here is one.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ymXNATQtH0[/youtube]

Now look at his other ones. He also mentions in one that autistics should be happy celebrities are talking about autism. He seems to be repeating information read. He also has books to sell but in one video claims non profit but his website suggests otherwise.

http://www.youtube.com/user/armankhodaei



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19 Aug 2008, 7:29 pm

Judging from ths video I say he is very likely on the spectrum (tone of voice (flat), facial expression (almost inexistent), seems like he's talking to himself).



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19 Aug 2008, 7:29 pm

I've met him in person. I don't agree with a lot of his opinions, either, but to use that as "reasoning" for calling him a fraud is very wrong. I believe his intentions are genuine. Anyway, I say that there are loads of better ways to commit fraud than pretending to be autistic.



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19 Aug 2008, 7:55 pm

What is it with "calling out" people lately? Unless you have a degree in human psychology and have done 4-5 hour interviews in person, no one on this site has any basis for saying some else is or isn't autistic.



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19 Aug 2008, 8:02 pm

I have a degree in psychology, 110/110 :lol:



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19 Aug 2008, 8:36 pm

Rainbow-Squirrel wrote:
Judging from ths video I say he is very likely on the spectrum (tone of voice (flat), facial expression (almost inexistent), seems like he's talking to himself).


He could also be reading off a computer screen. (shrugs)


He may be on the spectrum but maybe had alot of help?



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19 Aug 2008, 10:22 pm

Mage wrote:
What is it with "calling out" people lately? Unless you have a degree in human psychology and have done 4-5 hour interviews in person, no one on this site has any basis for saying some else is or isn't autistic.


You do though because you gave me a link to a you tube from this site did you not?

Now onto Squirrel

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I have a degree in psychology, 110/110 :lol:


When did you graduate squirrel? Do you prefer the psychologist's methods over the psychiatrists and why or why not? Are you indifferent and give a shrug?



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20 Aug 2008, 5:58 am

catspurr wrote:
When did you graduate squirrel? Do you prefer the psychologist's methods over the psychiatrists and why or why not? Are you indifferent and give a shrug?


I graduated February 2007, final essay about "the belief in a just world". I used to be very skeptic of psychiatry, because I tought they were just there to give people meds without really listening to them. I have studied nothing of psychiatry though. Then I met two different psych, the first one (probably the main AS specialist in Italy) asked me some specific questions and after 15 minutes prescribed me 20 mg of paroxetine per day, which I eventually lowered to 10. The second one was anti-med, I saw him for 3 months, it made me feel better at the beginning, then I decided to quit the meds, I went crazy, decided to stop seeing him. To answer to your questions...I wouldn't know, generalizations are rarely a good thing, I guess there is good and "evil" on both sides...



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20 Aug 2008, 6:02 am

catspurr wrote:
He may be on the spectrum but maybe had alot of help?


Would this put him out of the spectrum ?

Edit: hating doesn't help.



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20 Aug 2008, 6:42 am

There are very few good professionals in the world in regards to the autism spectrum, and no one has all the answer inregards to autism yet.

Many have no choice but to self diagnose.... its not that simply and feel you only truly understand if your on the autism spectrum, like many of us have found in the aspie community... if you understand others there, its a good indication.

But we are as diverse and different on the autism spectrum as those that are not, so we may not all get on and/or be the same, no one is...


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20 Aug 2008, 10:19 am

catspurr wrote:
Mage wrote:
What is it with "calling out" people lately? Unless you have a degree in human psychology and have done 4-5 hour interviews in person, no one on this site has any basis for saying some else is or isn't autistic.


You do though because you gave me a link to a you tube from this site did you not?


I did post a YouTube video of Amanda Baggs. It was not in a critical way however, I was admiring her musical talent.

When you post that YouTube you are saying this guy doesn't have autism, he's a fraud, a scam. What if he's a member here? What if he's someone's kid, someone's brother, someone's friend? What right do you have to say he's not autistic?



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20 Aug 2008, 12:06 pm

Mage wrote:
catspurr wrote:
Mage wrote:
What is it with "calling out" people lately? Unless you have a degree in human psychology and have done 4-5 hour interviews in person, no one on this site has any basis for saying some else is or isn't autistic.


You do though because you gave me a link to a you tube from this site did you not?


I did post a YouTube video of Amanda Baggs. It was not in a critical way however, I was admiring her musical talent.

When you post that YouTube you are saying this guy doesn't have autism, he's a fraud, a scam. What if he's a member here? What if he's someone's kid, someone's brother, someone's friend? What right do you have to say he's not autistic?


You posted a video of her in response to.....what?

Also, what is up with people who have minimal posts from 2006 in this thread with the exception of ASplanet who actually answered nicely.

Mage, are you a liberal? Just curious. Do I have to have a special degree to ask that question? :roll:



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20 Aug 2008, 12:17 pm

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Also, what is up with people who have minimal posts from 2006 in this thread with the exception of ASplanet who actually answered nicely.


:roll:

I don't want to be rude, but having a lot of posts is NOT something to be really proud of, if you know what I mean...it seems to me that you are just too bitter for some reason and you spit it out on other people, that's all.



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20 Aug 2008, 12:36 pm

Look, I'm just sick of people posting about "Hey, this person looks like an aspie" or "Hey, this person is a faker" when in fact they have no basis for making a diagnosis. Amanda Baggs is diagnosed, I didn't diagnose her. I would never attempt to from a video. I would never attempt to in person, I am not qualified to do such a thing.

Enough with these threads already.



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20 Aug 2008, 3:23 pm

I just have one question:

How exactly does one "cash in on" being autistic? I'd love to get my hands on some money in exchange for being who I am, and my daughter (while not knowing about money) would, I'm sure, love some of the stuff one gets with money...


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20 Aug 2008, 4:40 pm

I don't think it's nice to make money off of an illness. This guy claims he cured himself?

So okay what's going to happen is...people are going to defend those who come across as fake and then whine in another subject about misrepresentation of autism?? Some movement.

Amanda Baggs is thought of as a hoax for several reasons.

She talked growing up and didn't ahve speech delays.
Potty trained on time
Went to gifted college to study psychology
She didn't stim when other knew her at that time
She spoke and had friends...even an autistic girl she wrote about and admired

When it all changed for her is after Amanda took LSD for months and smoked weed. After that she was found digging in the ground looking for mind control devices. The police found her and took her to an institution. She was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenic. She was also diagnosed with multiple personality disorder. She wrote about this stuff online and she even had a different style of writing. Similar BUT now she writes alot like a lady named Droopy.

Amanda also has a lawyer that follows her around online. If anyone brings up this subject, the lawyer comes in. Sound strange?

So you guys are going to have alot of fun in the future once you run off all auties to make room for those suffering from munchausen syndrome.

Droopy was apart of aspies for freedom a while ago and liked the concept of neurodiversity but aspies for freedom banned her. This is why she doesn't like aspies. If she would have made it to wrong planet at a good time then she would probably be different.

No I'm not droopy. Nor am I her spokesmodel. She just makes sense with her observations. She had the right too after examining all evidence. She was picked on for it but that takes more courage than suffering from munchausen syndrome.

What about auties that really would like a community to join? This place seems to cater more towards those who just aren't quite sure if they have it or not or who have the wrong diagnosis.

go to you tube, do a search for droopy autism.

She's being real and honest. She's not this upset for no good reason.