In Sight of Normal ?
This was taken from the Post of the MIND institute.
Perhaps we are right here in PLAIN SIGHT -something time will tell for sure. So many people I meet from my blog and other places and in real life might very well have qualified as Autistic if they grew up in modern times. Like me, most have done the same double-blind experiements in Autism and like we we have overcame all on our own. We were odd strange kids in school and many of us were interviewed time and again by shrinks of all types and tutored to no end. Most of us connected somehow ususally with luck and a splinter skill and bloomed from there. Today many of us can be found on the Yahoo Group called Image Streamers it has about 3500 members. Many people there might have qualified as autisitc as well. Even more of us seem to be found in the Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD) camp and of course our high functioing Autism camp. Please remember We all Do More than Temple Wrote about in her book Thinking in Pictures- We add volumes to her work. Perhaps if Autism Would go beyond her book and see what we have done ?
IT is VERY shocking to discover the VERY FINE line between Autism sucess and failure and just as is there only a few picture thoughts differance between the savant and the villiage idiot and the high functioing people kind of fill in the blank. The stories 80 year old Aspie tell if connected to all brances of autism will glaringly point out just what autism has missed. We have found Autism though only mimics traditional thought as you know it AFTER we figure out the autism building blocks. It might be safe to assume that it took many of us 30-40 years to figure out autism thoughts and few years more to polish the autism skills and then we finally fit in socieity very well. What Autism Study has ever reached back in time that far? (granted the average researcher would never find us)
Perhaps there is just as much autism as there ever was just now a days the souls getting marked with the condition are getting too much help? and are not allowed to do the double -blind experiements we were able to complete? Rich Shull