Meeting More Modern Aspies
With a tear in my eye and heavy heart I must report I met yet another modern Aspie this weekend. This poor soul had just graduated high school and could only read at the 3 rd grade level. I have met many people in the same boat over my years. It seems Special Education has been more work than help. As well intentioned as all the help has been the HELP took away our slimiest of chances at success. Those of us making in the real world, those of us that do more than Temple Grandin does those of us never to be admitted now hold the keys to autism and The Establishment is too' something' to admit to us. We are so LUCKY Autism was never diagnosable in our time.
Granted I can see why, they don't like us, our thought process has never been in a text book before and those of us that have mastered it (most old Autisitcs, before Rain Man) do pretty well in traditional life. Just how can that experience and anthropology of living folks be right? How can we be admitted to now? Just the mere fact we are here is too much to handle. We have an entire culture, entire education system, and Aspie thought system all figured out. No Kidding condense our Experiments in Autism and you have the basics of Autism Taught by 6th grade! Just how can you expect to learn Autism If you NEVER teach it or even know what it is your supposed to be teaching?
If You have a low functioning child it is my guess, gut feeling, you have a picture thinker. NO MATTER what education system you use/We have to learn Picture thoughts on our own, THEY have NEVER been taught in a classroom of anytypr before and they ARE NOT a version of normal thought so PLEASE quit trying to pass Autism off as a version of traditional thought. I have seen our Aspies grow and bloom when they clued into our different thought process. Honestly we have a wonderful Living anthropology of mostly Picture Thinkers that do Autism "well."
I Suspect that is indeed WHY we will forever remain hidden as our true experience and insight our gift of autism (figured out) is just too little to late and to h*** with the kids, more in a group home is no big loss. But YET IT is the Autism Thought process is so different and yes (this will sound bad) beyond traditional thought that for no other reason we need to develop it. It was Autistic Thought that fathered the computer and many other inventions. Even the Best of us can't overcome Billions of dollars and an Autism Empire that is rampantly out of control. Mankind is the big looser. My apologies to the modern aspies, your on the wrong side of the timeline,,,,, We will never stop trying to breakthrough on your behalf.