Good Bye to Will and Grace
Some 8 years ago now television changed forever, for the better. The world was introduced and fell in love with Will and Grace. For many viewers this was their first exposure to something actually close to a gay life. No matter if you loved it or hated it you have to admit it's awards and accolades and its sheer class moved the world forward just a few more inches. Thanks to all who made it possible!
Just as Will and Grace made Gay life palatable for many more people the world over we need something like Will and Grace to introduce the world, the autism world, to its most successful populations. The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgendered Autisitc,as well as our straight autistic friends and Anthropology members have done something, been able to do something no other Autistic population has been privileged to do, complete the Autism Experience. No matter how or why it happened all of us in our unadmitted to anthropology have been able to complete the autism experience and for many of us it was with the aid of the Queer Eye for the Straight Guy Social charm school many of us experienced, first hand.
Granted the homophobic are SCREAMING what does Gay have to with Autism well actually nothing (please don't quote this out of context) and everything. Every little bit of our Double-blind autism experience was not planned or controlled or orchestrated buy a soul, we were all loners as were our parents and teachers. Not knowing of Autism, really it was possible in an era before Rain Man afforded the idea we couldn't do and didn't do it all. Perhaps we might have done autism in a strange way but we had some attempt at a normal life to. For many of us being Gay was thankfully tolerated in some way and while no other population would have been friends to us the Gay LBT folks had to stick together and we were given a crash course in social skills we would have never got any other place on earth. Our gay friends over looked our social quirks and helped us hone them to something useable. Many of us connected our Picture thoughts (autism) to social things making for social based picture thoughts. Modern autism hardly has any success in picture thoughts let alone social ones. Figured out Picture Thoughts have never been in a text book before and our social ones might never be especially if someone has the idea they are Gay based.
We are not at all sorry that many in our anthropology are GLBT, and we are not at all sorry that we have done so well at autism, including socially and we even drive. We are Not sorry we have figured out Autism a thought process that has never been in print before, but we are sorry Autism is so homophobic as to ignore its very best living working population. I know politically you could never mix Autism and children but you can not afford to ignore us either. We have offered to do Autism summits and you could figure out what we learned over the years by trial and error and you can even claim it as your research spin it to a straight world and start copying our success.
You will be impressed as we have been with the MOST successful Autism Populations ever the Transgendered Autistic people. Over all they have done Autism better than ANYONE on earth and their success is more hidden in plain sight than our is. Sometimes the very best and the most obvious things are in plain sight, just like our autism anthropology. It seems only the most perfect of researcher or best of autism guru's could ignore something as good as our figured out world. Before you donate another dime to Autism, insist they figure out what we have already figured out. You Autism experience will be the better for it.
Rich Shull,,,, Http://prerainmanautism.blogspot.com