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BehaveinLA
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26 Feb 2014, 3:15 pm

Alex Plank is a friend of mine. I was wondering how many active Wrong Planet members have actually met Alex in person or do you mostly interact with him online?



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26 Feb 2014, 3:19 pm

I've never spoke to him. Where did you meet him in person at?



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26 Feb 2014, 3:20 pm

We met at an autism event where he was the MC in 2011. We've been friends ever since. How long have you been on WP?



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26 Feb 2014, 3:25 pm

BehaveinLA wrote:
How long have you been on WP?


just little over a year now.



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26 Feb 2014, 3:30 pm

I've been year nearly two years and I still have yet to talk to him.



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26 Feb 2014, 4:16 pm

You're very lucky to have him for a friend in real life. :)


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27 Feb 2014, 3:27 am

I "met" him once in passing but he was very rude/dismissive.


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27 Feb 2014, 4:11 am

alex wrote:
I "met" him once in passing but he was very rude/dismissive.


See you in April at the conference on Long Island. That is if I do not stay up all night reading Wrong Planet and oversleep your morning keynote.


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27 Feb 2014, 7:15 am

Wait, what? Why do they always give me the morning keynote. . . I don't think they understand the 3 hour time difference.


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27 Feb 2014, 2:06 pm

Yes they do have you in the morning


http://ahany.org/documents/2014-AHA-Spr ... erence.pdf

Morning Keynote 9:30 a.m.–10:30 a.m.
“Autism And The Media”
Alex Plank
the voice of writers and consultants with autism spectrum disorders is being heard and is contributing to a more realistic
portrayal of autism in the media. this is creating increased awareness and acceptance by the public. Alex Plank is the
developer of the popular autism website wrongplanet.net and consultant to the FX television series, The Bridge. He will talk
about his experiences on set with the cast and crew and discuss how his consulting lends authenticity to Sonya Cross, the show’s
lead character, a detective with Asperger syndrome.


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27 Feb 2014, 2:43 pm

alex wrote:
I "met" him once in passing but he was very rude/dismissive.


I like this, it proves that Alex has a sense of humor.


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27 Feb 2014, 9:21 pm

Have not bothered learning anything about Alex Plank and now I feel bad :cry:



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02 Mar 2014, 9:24 am

I met Alex a few weeks ago at a CARD conference in Orlando. Alex was one of the keynote speakers, and we also had a couple of "No NTs allowed" sessions where we ask questions and socialize. I would like to speak at some of these conference myself some day (not sure if I could ever be a keynote, but you never know - Toastmasters has been very helpful for me).


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02 Mar 2014, 2:22 pm

alex wrote:
I "met" him once in passing but he was very rude/dismissive.


How do you know who it is, then? Did he mention his user name when you met in passing? Or am I missing a joke here?


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02 Mar 2014, 2:29 pm

Moondust wrote:
alex wrote:
I "met" him once in passing but he was very rude/dismissive.


How do you know who it is, then? Did he mention his user name when you met in passing? Or am I missing a joke here?


User "Alex" is Alex Plank. He's making a joke about meeting himself.


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