CBS News Autism Story
Monday May 15 Th., 2006, Just how messed up as Autism become?
I just witnessed the last 2 minute Segment of The CBS evening news dealing with Autism. The idea mentioned in this video was to follow the Autisitc kid around the classroom with a musical instrument and literally chase him or her and sing their name! HOLD on Folks! Many years ago Autism was aware of our super good hearing and keen senses and perhaps logic should tell you Singing and Screaming at us is probably not a good idea? Didn't Progress just regress? Our hearing is decibels higher than normal and I even use that super good refined Autistic hearing to trouble shoot cars, I hear stuff other mechanics don't. My refined Autism hearing is working autism, something learned and earned long before this Rain Man's curse took Autism the wrong direction.
If nothing else the noise and the literal chasing of a student around a class room that is in itself too loud is doing a very LARGE disservice to the autistic student. As our Temple Grandin Anthropology is IGNORED on purpose it is because we have figured out these autism quirks and we done it on our own! Autism has billions of dollars invested in their empire and many experts were expecting an uncritquied career and they were getting that, as they create new generations of Group Home People to support their ignorance. If you never teach a person a thing and they are never allowed the "freedom" we had to do a double blind Autism Experience and absently learn what has NEVER in a text book before it is no wonder we came out much better and can explain a Savant, the gold standard of Autism.
Just for the record, our Anthropology Thinks in Pictures your daydreams perhaps. Our OPTIC vision is turned OFFFFFF and our brains try to project an Image of something into our optical nerve and we read that as our Thoughts. IF as we have done autistically in our double blind experience we have learned to realize, read and translate that day dream-picture thought to reality and words to be spoken, we have figured out in effect our Autism thoughts. As parents and teachers only see the surface of our glazed look and they think we are ignoring them they are Dead Wrong, we are trying to develop our internal picture thoughts. Of Course Modern Autism Will NOT tolerate that. Modern Autism also doesn't realize or even care that our hearing is much different from normal and we hear more than most people do: yet while our Picture thoughts are being developed (or Trying to) our Hearing is OFF as well. Proficient Picture thinkers have found ways to deal with this and make our lives flow. You would never guess we even exist as Autism has been doing its level best to ignore us. We take Temple Grandin's work much further!
That Optic Projection by the way could be anything from the Phone Book, like Rain Man read in the movie to plans for a motor. The LUCKY autistic people like me have learned to read and translate our thoughts to real words. IF we were REALLY lucky we also had the very best of social experience to hone our naturally poor Autism Skills in to something that worked. More over our Autism Thoughts are naturally 100 times more complicated than traditional thoughts and part of our Autism Success is learning to water down these thoughts into smaller bites everyone can understand.
Autism wake up and get out of your shell and admit to your best success! Your, as of this writing, unadmitted to anthropology that has been there and done that! We have done a version of human thought that has never been in print before and it was never in print before because it has never been figured out before. Just because it wasn't in your text books is no reason it hasn't been identified and figured out and even proven in our double-blind experience. Higher Education/research was never programmed to have the answer to Autism (or anything else) simply surface on it own but yet its natural blinders assure the very best in Autism Knowledge is forever lost... How very sad.
Rich Shull,,,, Http://prerainmanautism.blogspot.com