Autism Calling ,Autism Reaching Out.
To: The Autism Society of America
: The Web Blog of Rich Shull (prerainmanautism.blogspot.com)
Response, from the Autism Society will be posted here without editing. This open letter is originally posted to my blog, a printed copy of this will be sent to The Autism Society of America via registered mail.
Dear Autism Reader's:
As stewards of Autism you are entrusted to investigate and account for all of autism. Since you take Federal Tax Money that mission is even more important. For at least a year now you have officially known of our Autism Anthropology. We are a group of high-functioning autistic people from all over the world that met online originally seeking support for Gay autism issues. What we shockingly discovered was Autism's BEST performing populations. We have figured out the Autism thought process and we all share the same milestones in Autism development. Indeed we all have completed double blind autism experiments. No matter what country we are from or language we speak the autism is the same.
Our work and real life success builds on acclaimed Autistic author Temple Grandin's work as related in her book Thinking in Pictures. Our Anthropology consists of people that people that are Proficient Picture thinkers and we do far more autistically than her book explains. Our Thought process has NEVER been a text book before and it is not a version of traditional thought. Seemingly about 1/3 of all autistic people we run across "know us" and instantly relate to our Proficient Picture Thoughts, pain tolerance and our many other quirks. Our Anthropology spans all generations and we range from teenagers to 80 something's. We have figured out our naturally different picture based thought process.
We are so sorry our anthropology unintentionally doesn't support all of the current autism but, please keep in mind we have the inside information no other Autism expert has. We are naturally the ones to figure out our own conditions. Again Autism has never been in print before. To complicate matters even more our anthropology is 95% Gay based.
All politics aside, information like this never comes along twice and quality research would jump at the chance to harvest the information of our experiments. Not only will Autism be the better for it many other sciences and disciplines will grow as well. Mankind will benefit as Psychology and Education adds another type of human thought to their ranks. Medicine will be intrigued with our pain free injuries. As pioneers in autism we at least deserve the respect of your attention. All of the people depending on your advise deserve to be informed of all sides of autism. Once our anthropology is admitted to you will discover many more like me that do the impossible everyday.
Perhaps the ASA might like to set up a "do nothing" committee to investigate us? Perhaps, the ASA would commission a study on us? ,if we were really lucky an unbiased one from a third party would be nice? I realize we present lots of challenges but, truth is stranger than fiction. I also know we have been shunned by the ASA and purposely hidden and prevented from participating in ASA events but, If we were just gay that could be seen as a poor reason to keep us hidden BUT we are the best functioning people of autism complete with an anthropology and the hope that someday Autism will be a common 1st-6th grade course taught in almost every school. Those in our anthropology have done the long hand version of autism, condense our experience and really you could teach autism in a few years! Until you investigate us you will never know our secrets or even if our successful autism is not related to all aspects of current autism.
I (WE) ask of you to live up to your responsibility as Autism Stewards and serve all of autism not just the bit that makes you happy.
Please Note: This correspondence was publicly posted on my Web blog and your response to this inquiry will be posted unedited as well.
Sincerely Rich Shull, author Autism Pre Rain Man Autism, inventor of The Turing Motor.