Finishing the Autism Course
I get comments all the time that "you are not Autistic" you don't act' that way'. I guess I'm too social and carry on a good conversation. (it is hard but I do it) Those in our anthropology do it all the time. As a proficient aspie Picture thinkers that took Temple Grandin's experiment miles further, it is obvious (if we were ever studied) that we completed Picture thought training, she only absently got part of the course. We absently got all of the course.
Autism has never been taught or understood by even the best of experts. This next statement is going to sound horrible but autism was better off before it was discovered. People like Alan Turing and George Washington Carver and many others simply blended into real life and their cases, left the world with stunning inventions we still use to this day. It is amazing the number of aspie in our anthropology that are mostly older that simply out grew their autism on their own. Today they are 70-80 or older and have learned traditional thought it seems, and still to this day have some key picture thoughts.
Aspie thoughts have never been in print before and they are nothing like traditional thought. If they are ever FULLY developed they do wonderful at real life including social things. To fully complete the Autism experiment we did, all of has had a social factor in early life as well as many times the best of ignorance to help us. Our Social factor was the idea we had a forced group of Friends (Gay Lesbian Transgendered and Bisexual) and all told it is one difference in our autism. As we were absently developing picture thoughts we actually had a social group to try out our thoughts on. If I were not Gay I'd been totally friendless in school as I was bit too 'autistic.' This was long before Gay groups in schools and everyone had to band together to survive. Today Gay is so mainstream a Gay Aspie would not have the same advantage we had.
Aspie Communication is really "easy" but never a part of natural aspie learning program in most cases. (forgive me) But humans are so predictable and most of the time our conversations are learned and we simply fill in a few variables and 80% of the time, we can talk easily. We really get messed up If we are thrown a RINGER or our pre thought (picture thought) conversation doesn't end up fitting the conversation.
We literally think with Brain generated Pictures they can cancel out optic vision in lower forms of picture thought, but proficient thinkers like me have developed ways to use Picture in Picture, projection and more types of Advanced Picture thoughts. Temple mentions motion pictures and still pictures mostly in her work and they are not the super advanced stuff we were lucky enough to figure out. The use of those thoughts allow us to read conversations and body language and thus appear to be not autistic. We are like a duck calm on top and paddling like hell underneath keep up with things. It doesn't always work! Talk to us in a good phone conversation and you swear we are normal. Phones are our best communication method with a stranger. We can simply read our thoughts (your day dreams) and convert them to words to be spoken.
I have been lucky enough to meet young aspies in real life that have found us seeking out the gay connection in their lives and sadly it is obvious their modern eductions really have left them "autistic". I'm delighted to report however even these people bloom and develop by leaps and bounds as they to complete the autism training. Many simply have to finish learning picture thoughts others have to realize it to begin with. Even those that have been through ABA light up and bloom when we explain Picture thoughts to them. The picture thoughts are always there, just untapped and even HIDDEN. PICTURE THOUGHTS ARE INVISIBLE TO THE AVERAGE PERSON your day dream is the closest thing I can think of that matches our picture thoughts. (QUICK, Try to Remember or better yet explain your dreams and do it quick enough to talk about them in a normal conversation) A daydream would be almost like a motion picture that Temple talked about.
Really, as I have said many times condense our anthropology's blind autism experiments and we could teach basic Autism Picture thoughts by 6th grade! We have already done the long version of that experiment. Successfully, I might add. I invite the Expert's to plagiarize my work or bash it-if that will make them feel better, that will take a few years off the learning curve we present. The Autism Powers have been hiding us for year now already. They understandably are not at ease with us as we are common people that figured out our own conditions. We don't need another generation of aspies in a group home.
In writing this post I had at least 400 or so still picture thoughts 25-30 motion pictures , a 100 or so picture in picture thoughts and a few projection thoughts. These thoughts are the advanced aspie thoughts that we figured out as well as the simpler stuff Temple wrote about.