Pre Rain Man Autism

Figured out Autism is the next 1000 chapters in psychology. Once we learn the picture thoughts that happen during the lack of eye contact, normal thoughts result. We build on the work of Temple Grandin and we missed Rain Man 's curse. Autism Is BOTH mrdd and Einstein and even social functioning people

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Inventor of The Turing Motor a 70% efficient green triple hybird autstically designed car motor. There are at least 200 more Autisitc people like me, that function very well and modern autism will not own up to us. We connect MR/DD to Einstein and real life. We missed Rain Man's curse (thankfully) The Turing Motor is Green has no up and down moving parts and will get a reasonable car 90 MPG. It is the motor Ford and Mercedes would have built if they understood their own. It is Autistic Obession and splinter skills all figured out!

Monday, August 28, 2006

3 kinds of Autism

"The world is divided in to three classes of people: a very small group that makes things happen, a somewhat larger group that watches things happen, and the great multitude which never knows what happened."

Nicholas Murray Butler Former President of Columbia university Nobel Peace Prize winner.

Now re write this for Autism,

Autism has 3 different levels : A very small group of people that have done a double blind experience and figured out a different kind of human thought process. , A larger autism group that knows little of autism that consists mostly of autism professionals and parents and teachers, and lastly the rest of the world that either doesn't care of autism or thinks they know all about it as they seen Rain Man or seen the modern spun press coverage of the 'helpless' condition of autism.

Rich Shull

"Life has a certain flavor for those who have fought and risked all, that the sheltered and protected can never experience" John Stuat Mill-Philosopher-1806-1873

Sunday, August 27, 2006

Autism Movie Snow Cake

About the Movie Snow Cake,

The movie Snow Cake is a different kind of Autism movie these days and I have not seen it mentioned in traditional Rain Man Autism Circles . The following post is copied from our Yahoo Autism group. It was sent to our German Friend Hajo another very high functioing Autism spectrum Guy that pretty much does a normal life, like the rest of us do. Hajo was able to get his Autism Group into a German Autism Convention (someone was on Vacation and they had a slip up) a little while back and the people were SHOCKED at how "normal" and well they presented. Traditional Autism powers even in Germany at first refused entry to his group of Higher functioing people. In the end however the right impression was made. Again thankfully the key person was on vacation and they "slipped in" the convention to the delight of everyone.

At the end of this post, Hajo's own comments on this movie are presented.

From Our Autism Group Message board,,,

Hajo,I'm sending along an interview with Sigourney Weaver that was part of a mailingfrom the moderator of a the NYC chapter of GRASP a group of adult autistics.Others may find it interesting. The NYC chapter was one of the groups she visited in preparation for her role. Sounds like she's done a good job ofunderstanding and portraying "real" not stereotypical autistics.I'll look for Snow Cake when it gets to NY.Hope things are good with you. Always nice to hear your voice on ac-glbt.Barbara\Sunday Herald [Scotland]

- 06 August 2006Down to EarthMarianne Gray talks to Sigourney Weaver ahead of her visit to the Edinburgh FilmFestivalFOR years in Hollywood, autism has only meant one thing: Dustin Hoffmanin Rain Man. That Oscar-winning performance in 1988 brought thecondition to a mass audience but, though undoubtedly well-intentioned,Hoffman's obsessive toothpick-counting character has become culturalshorthand for a very complicated condition.In her new film Snow Cake, Sigourney Weaver plays a very different kindof autistic. Her character, Linda, keeps a very clean house but also hasan unorthodox approach to Scrabble, bounces around on a backyardtrampoline and - in the quirk that gives the film its title - enjoyseating snow in her Ontario back garden. Her relatively carefreeexistence is disturbed by the arrival of an English ex-convict (AlanRickman), bearing news that her daughter has been killed in a caraccident, which marks the start of a very unusual relationship.For 57-year-old Weaver, it's just the latest in a long line ofintriguing roles, from the statuesque Dana Barrett in the Ghostbusters series to haunted Alice Hunt in The Village. She's repeatedlydemonstrated her mastery of both comedy (Working Girl, Galaxy Quest) and drama (The Year Of Living Dangerously, Death And The Maiden), and hascemented her place in Hollywood history with her defiant, iconicportrayal of Lt Ellen Ripley in the Alien series.As well as travelling with Snow Cake at the Edinburgh International FilmFestival, Weaver will be in conversation with EIFF director ShaneDanielsen as part of the Sunday Herald-sponsored Reel Life strand, aunique chance to hear the actress herself reflect on her past, presentand future. But before that, she reveals how she approached one of hermost challenging roles yet.How did you prepare to play a high-functioning autistic?It took me a long time even to understand how to prepare for this partbecause every person with autism is unique and to find someone likeLinda took me a long time. It was one of the most fascinating years Ihave ever spent researching a role. I learned so much and met so manywonderful people, and it was very satisfying to get to use that researchin the part. I had a lot of help, and I am grateful to everyone whotried to help me do this accurately.How did you get the part?I found it through the director, Marc Evans, and my agent. The scripthad this fine balance of comedy and romance yet managed to throw somereal light on the subject of autism.Is the script what drew you to Snow Cake in the first place?The script was so lovely and redemptive and had real human beings in it.The writer, Angela Pell, has an autistic son which gave her the roots ofthe whole film. So all my experiences, bouncing on the trampoline andeating snow - that is all down to her son. She wanted to write a filmthat showed that sometimes autistic people can be a pain but most of thetime it's very good fun and enlightening. I wanted to do the film assoon as I read the script. The film was not just about autism, it wasabout a very special woman who also happened to have autism.Has the way you go "looking for work" changed over the years?I think it's hard for actors to find projects as wonderful as Snow Cake.The experience of working together in such a tight ensemble, such anintimate experience is something I enjoyed very much but with acting youhave to set sail and go and see what comes. I can only speak for myself.You cannot have extraordinarily high standards. You have to follow yourgut and look for something that moves you, and that you would want tosee and is a story that you would want to tell.What did you discover studying autism?I think the world concentrates on seeing people in terms of assets anddeficits and people think of autism as a definite deficit for those thathave it. Having worked and been with people on the autism spectrum formany months I think we have to begin to see it as a gift - we may notunderstand what is there, but if you are in the presence of someone withautism for a long time, you learn so much. You learn how to play, youlearn how to see things differently, you learn how to experience things,and you also learn how jarring the world is. I re-experienced learninghow to enjoy really simple things. I loved the time I got to spend withautistic people and I consider them as friends.Are you any closer to working out what is "typical" when it comes to autism?I guess yes and no. What I perceived is that there are problems that areshared by a lot of people on the spectrum. They have those in common.But as for every person I have met they are completely unique. Iwouldn't want to be in the business of generalising about thisparticular condition.You have said that you normally find acting very difficult .It can be if actors aren't there for each other. In this film, Alan[Rickman] respected what I was trying to do and we always tried to bethere for each other. The scenes were complex and go all over the place,but it was an amazing ensemble experience to have that trust. I feltthat we were like trapeze artists and every time I was in the air hecaught me.What are the main differences between the work you're doing now and theroles you were being offered 20 years ago?You presume a lot of control over where your career goes. I think thatis an illusion. You are offered certain things when you are younger.Actually, I always felt happy not to get too many girlfriend roles, butI would have liked to do more love stories. But you deal with the handyou are dealt.Do you still want to play strong women?I have enjoyed life after Alien because I have gotten to do so manydifferent things and I have been so fortunate with the choices I've beenable to make but I do not try to play weak women. I have not changed theway I approach my work. It just happens to be that now I am doing lessarchetypal characters.Why do you think you're typecast in strong parts?I don't know! I'm always amazed by the way such parts come to me. Arethe women I play always strong-willed and strong-minded? Yes, but Ithink we women are strong and, you know, we hold the world together.Copyright © 2006 smg sunday newspapers ltd. no.176088 -----

Original Message ----- From: Hajo.> To:> Sent: Friday, August 18, 2006 6:27 AM Subject: [ac-glbt] snow cake

Yesterday I was a bit surprised by watching a preview of a Canadian movie called "snow cake". The movie deals about a British guy who happens to meet an autistic woman in northern Ontario (in a place called "Wawa"). It is planned to be shown in German cinemas in november. We, a German selfsupporting organisation, were invited to watch this preview and tell the marketing agency what we think about it. They told us they were interested in learning about autistics' opinions about the way autism is shown in this movie. The paper about it said that the author of the story herself has an autistic son. She was cited with the words "Maybe autism might be hell some time but most of the time autism is like living in heaven". The autistic woman in the movie is shown as a woman who manages her live completely by her own and using her autistic skills to organize her live in a perfect way. She is played by Sigourney Weaver who is doing it very well. The paper about the movie said that she was working hard in dealing with autism and meeting autistics for a whole year before starting to play her role in the movie. I was really surprised about this movie which shows autism in a quite realistic and as well positive way - just as another way of living. In this regard it's really different to all rainman like movies.

Another type of Expert?

Another type of expert?

Experts come in all type and descriptions and Autism has more than its share, Wall St (America's fiscal center) ,Automotive firms and even psychologist and many other professions and discplines all have experts. Experts are a dime a dozen and true experts the ones that have been there and done that and expereincied whatever condition they have are the ones the " big name experts" despise.

Last week via reputation, I was called to trouble shoot a car on a rather prestigious used car lot. This car had been sold and returned as it just didn't run right. "Experts" , Top mechanics from this firms own shop all did their best to make this car run and in this day and age that means working with the computer system -after all the experts think as does the general population cars are so complicated and computer driven. Well, ANYTHING is complicated weather it is Autism or and automobile IF you don't understand it.

I always start with the Model "T" motor underneith every modern 'high-tech' motor as I find the Model"T" has to work before the computer will work. A simple vacuum guage tells me a lot of the motor condition and if you know how to read a vacuum guage it can do wonders. I figured this car had a wiped out camshaft according to how the guage reacted. I was even able to look in the engine and watch the valve action and it was 'short'.

I told the the firm's chief mechanic it needed a camshaft and he went balisitic- YOU are supposed to be an Expert- you didn't even look at the computer system and how can a 30,000 mile car have a bad camshaft? As he was about to run me out the door and a higher level manger in suit and tie came in to the picutre and listened to me. We got another car just like this one with the same motor and I hooked my vacuum guage to it and it had normal high readings - we even looked in the motor and seen the difference in valve action.

I made them a deal I told them if they replaced the camshaft and it ran well we would discuss a trouble shooting fee, If it didn't they owe me nothing.Thankfully they use a different shop other than thier own for major repairs like this. It seems Experts of all types get stuck in a rut and once they feel comfortable in their rut their mind closes to any other idea counter to their ideals. So if Autism is hopeless and helpless and we can't read when we graduate high school and we are undiscplined and are fully prepaired for a group home the "Experts" are happy, that is the only autism they know. In that view Autism really is the horrible condition they claim it is. As I have said on this blog for years Autism doesn't have to be the modern ideal our Working Autism and its people have figured out something never in a text book before, that would scare a 'real' expert. They are noted for NOT listening to anything other than what they want to hear.

By the way this car started out life in America's rental fleet and I suspect it has probably idled threw 2-3-4 tanks of gas in its life time. That part of the camshaft is splash oiled (talk of high tech) and if the oil was dirty and it say 2-3 quarts low on oil well it in reality spent the weekend rubbing away the camshft as well as idling. I worked for a rental agency for several years and this was common people would leave them run so the cleaners would have a warm or cool car to work with and something got parked around this car or it snowed and people forgot about it. Monday AM it was out of gas and usually had a dead battery as well. I know our oil changer spent more time at the Airport Bar than changing oil and often he just did a sticker change and never actually changed the oil. So indeed a 30,000 mile car could have bad camshaft if it had care and use like this.

Rich Shull,,,, Http://

ALAN TURING: The Enigma By Andrew Hodges Simon and Schuster New York. Copyright 1983 Related Item PBS-BBC show entitled Breaking the Code by Hugh Whitmore, based on The Enigma.

Monday, August 21, 2006

A COPY of a picture thought

Art work courtsey of Wordmaster ,Columbus Ohio

Copy of a picutre thought.

The insight of picture thought.

The above picture in essence is a COPY of actual picture in picture thoughts. Picture-in picture thought is Advanced Autism and is a direct result of LACK OF EYE contact among many other factors.

The small little picture in the corner of our visual field is 'brain generated' and constitutes our thoughts-we need to translate those pictures thoughts to words to be spoken. The small little thought in the corner of my optic visual field would be INVISIBLE to you, unless you could hook a monitor to our brain and see the images like this we use to think with all the time. If you could do that monitor our every thought, this is what you would see. In this case the "STILL PICTURE " that Temple talked about in Thinking in Pictures is featured in the forefront of the photo. This IS brain generated and INVISIBLE to you and it cancels out optic vision, our eyes are "off." If you follow the brain generated image to its Picture -in-Picutre thought location in the upper right hand corner of my visual field you will see I can still look at the brain generated image and ALSO see in a traditional sense. If you were standing beside me looking at the old cars we would BOTH see the same thing with optic vision. Only a picture thinker would see the brain generated image in the corner of our visual field. If this picture were of "Stan" I would translate the picture and come up with the words, that is Stan, or even the words Stan was walking down the beach.

This is ADVANCED proficient Picture thought and it has many more steps to it than this but as you can see we have to look at one type of thought figure it out and then convert it to traditional words. We have found Autism Thoughts advanced Picture thoughts especially are indeed always this detailed and crisp and clear. Often our best lesion we have learned is how to water these thoughts down to words and do it quick enough to keep up with a conversation. Rain Man could have had a thought like this but, instead of the guy walking on the beach he might have a "photo" of the phone directory as his brain generated image and he was simply reading the phone book.

Modern Aspie probably only have a few glimpses of their picture thoughts perhaps lasting only a few milliseconds, as they are constantly forced to pay attention and give eye contact they probably never the chance we had. That point in time is where we LEARNED about our different thought process. While we were lucky and learned to deal with, explore and use our picture thoughts our modern counterparts have been cheated from their natural thought process. Traditional thought is our Second language not our 1st as it is assumed and force fed to us. Obviously what we do works for us and we could even teach all of the basic autism thoughts by 6th grade! The fact our thoughts are invisible to you makes them unbelievable but nonetheless they are real and they work well. Picture thought has GREAT potential and it doesn't have to be autism we know all too well today. Most of us including our Autistic hero Alan Turing (Book The Enigma) were noted for NOT paying attention and still just simply coming up with the answers. For many of us the results were stressed and as long as we progressed no one was too worried, if we had eye contact our we learned everything in the scope of a splinter skill or obsession. Once we figured out a few things life in general really flowed for us. Those of us with the special social experience really connected Autism to the real world.

When we are not giving you eye contact our brains are trying to think with a picture thought and early picture thoughts are NOT picture in picture they are rather full optic images created by our brains and they cancel out optic vision they, Turn OFF our eyes. These are the still and motion pictures Temple talks about and the Image streams Bill Stillman mentions in their writings, A Picture in Picture thought BUILDS on those and takes autism thoughts up a few more notches. Proficient Picture thoughts nearly mimic your thoughts. Keep in mind we have to BUILD up to your thoughts to communicate and think: and Autistically we water down our thoughts to make this thing called autism work for us. Our Anthropology has done just this very thing.

As you can see we have figured out a never in print before thought process, those picture thoughts are naturally programmed for us and we learned them figured them out via trial and error and blind luck. Many people in time have figured out their picture thoughts and perhaps we even marvel at their insight and inventions. Those of us that have done this feat for many different reasons probably don't make a lot of 'lists' and just who can we turn to and even explain our thoughts to? If we tell too many people we see things were off to the funny farm. I have met people via this blog that are 50 plus and they just now figured out they have been thinking with pictures all their lives. Many of the oldest people no longer think in pictures as they figured out traditional thought and only use their picture thoughts for deep thoughts. That begs the questions are Autism Thoughts the building blocks of the human mind? Are Image streamers our close cousins? Is Central Auditory Processing Disorder simply a more methodical autism process? All points to ponder and all points that are not capable of being asked by traditional autism research, they haven't walked a mile in our shoes.

Rich Shull,,,,

ALAN TURING: The Enigma By Andrew Hodges Simon and Schuster New York. Copyright 1983 Related Item PBS-BBC show entitled Breaking the Code by Hugh Whitmore, based on The Enigma.

Saturday, August 19, 2006

The Wrong End of the Stick ,Again

The Wrong end of the Stick:

I often use those words in describing Autism behaviors-the Autism Behaviors of the traditional people that are trying so hard to 'figure us out.' No where is this more obvious than in the UPI report quoted below. While Autism sees the world as this horrible place and only allows us to be bumbling idiots and we present very funny without proper Autism skills training so we unknowingly promote the autism stereotype and not so shockingly resemble the mold we are poured from. Autism has never admitted to our anthropology that has made lemonade out of our Autism traits. We might have indeed have figured out the building blocks of the human mind. Our double-blind experience has allowed us to explore and learn Autism on our own ,much to the chrigan of a lot of 'experts' that have never walked a mile in our shoes.
Here is the UPI Article I will comment more.

Source: UPI

WASHINGTON (UPI) -- A U.S. study has provided evidence that autism affects the functioning of the entire brain, not just communication, social behaviorand reasoning.

The National Institutes of Health research found autism also affects a broad array of skills and abilities, including those involved with sensory perception,movement and memory.

The senior author of the study -- Dr. Nancy Minshew of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine -- said people with autism tend to display threecharacteristic behaviors, which are the basis of the diagnosis of autism. The behaviors involve difficulty interacting socially, problems with verbal andnon-verbal communications, and repetitive behaviors or narrow, obsessive interests.

Traditionally, Minshew said, researchers studying autism have concentrated on those behavioral areas.

"Our paper strongly suggests that autism is not primarily a disorder of social interaction, but a global disorder affecting how the brain processes theinformation it receives -- especially when the information becomes complicated," Minshew said.

The study appears in the journal Child Neuropsychology.

Copyright 2006 by United Press International

Quotes Rich's Comment
-"-A U.S. study has provided evidence that autism affects the functioning of the entire brain, not just communication, social behavior and reasoning"

Well, gee folks we make funny faces and don't give you eye contact and there is a reason for that our figured out Autism Thoughts indicate our optic vision is OFF as is our Hearing and other senses at times interestingly when figure out proficient picture thoughts we actually learn how to over come and come pretty close to doing 'normal.' Of Course I can make these statements until I'm blue in the Face and Autism COULD (if they wanted to) confirm our story and meet the rest of us but alas we are the very retards they never expected to hear from. How could anyone but a Ph.D. doctor possibly know anything of Autism?

Quote /Rich Comment
"The senior author of the study -- Dr. Nancy Minshew of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine -- said people with autism tend to display threecharacteristic behaviors, which are the basis of the diagnosis of autism. The behaviors involve difficulty interacting socially, problems with verbal andnon-verbal communications, and repetitive behaviors or narrow, obsessive interests"

It took a study from a traditional thinker, to see the obvious but, it takes a double-blind experience like we have done to see how all the problems listed above really are our working assets. Our Anthropology had turned all of these poor traits into something useable. Research that never asks the right questions or research that is purposely negligent like Autism is will never figure out much of the condition as long as they insist on looking for the answers they expect based in traditional thought the ONLY thought they know they will never ask the questions to find the answers. As long as they never admit to us they think they are doing something grand they are ignorantly happy. In reality they are taking away the very chances we had to do what we did. "

"Our paper strongly suggests that autism is not primarily a disorder of social interaction, but a global disorder affecting how the brain processes theinformation it receives -- especially when the information becomes complicated," Minshew said."

Oh good grief,,, get over it and quit making a mountain out of a mole hole. Yes, We DO think Differently and Our Thought Process has NEVER been in a text book before but our Anthropology proves that with proper training and proficient picture thoughts we can come pretty close to doing a normal life. In fact we could teach Autism's core thoughts by 6th grade! Funny thing is our very own real life success has rendered us useless in Autism Circles as we do too much. The Same can be said for Rain Man's Curse the Yellow brick road it unknowingly paved with good intention chopped off the very best traits of Autism that we used to absently over come. Autism today is peer reviewed and no one in that bunch will seemingly do honest research and admit to all of the Autism populations-it seems to be mildly embarrassing. No one ever died of Embarrassment, but it has kept a lot of doors shut. As long as you support the Autism party line they have the power and money of Rain Man and the resources of the modern Autism Empire to keep us sufficiently hidden. There is little difference between the Savant the village idiot our the "normal people" of our Autism Anthropology except for the understanding we have of our Picture Thoughts and how to use them work with them and make them work for us. Again this Thought process has never been in a text book before.

Rich Shull,,,, Http://prerainmanautism.blogspot.com

ALAN TURING: The Enigma By Andrew Hodges Simon and Schuster New York. Copyright 1983 Related Item PBS-BBC show entitled Breaking the Code by Hugh Whitmore, based on The Enigma.Alan Turing - Home Page

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Turing Motor Unveiled

The Turing Motor August 2006 By Rich Shull
Autistically designed and built using Picture
thoughts and keen Autisitc senses

Named for Alan Turing (1912-1954) autistic Father
of the computer

Cut open view featuring central spinning cylinder

The Turing Motor By Rich Shull

The Turing Motor is autistically (picture thought) inspired designed and built internal combustion motor that is built from the flame of combustion backwards. This is the motor Ford and others would have built had they understood their own piston and cylinder motors. They were tinkering and came across the obvious and it worked but, they could not explain it, from and engineering standpoint. PreRain Man Autism can feature picture thoughts a type of thought process that might explain everything from Einstein to Dyslexia. Autism like this has never been in a text book before and its very complicated and needs to be watered down and translated to traditional thought ,coupled with our keen senses, autistic obsessions and splinter skills we often shine like Rain Man, the movie character.

The Turing Motor is designed from the flame of combustion backwards and makes full use the idea energy is neither invented or destroyed only transformed. All parts spin the same direction, and it spins 2-3-4 times per firing and a catalyst is added in the combustion process. There are no inefficient up and down moving parts. The Turing Motor idles at 2-3 RPM mostly on compressed air and refined versions will run 1000s of RPM. The intake air is compressed. The Turing Motor is cooled with nitrogen and runs very hot but the tail pipe will be touchable. It is designed to run with the modern super lubes and there is no compression oil to get dirty. A built in steam cleaning feature will keep the Turing Motor running strong for years. (something like a oil change) The engine features remote oil pan, flywheel and accessory drives to cope with the ultra hot 700 'F operating temp.

Instead of cylinders as current motors employ, the Turing Motor will have firing rings mounted into a common spinning cylinder. A typical Turing Motor will feature 3 firing rings and it will only need one for idle -3 for full power and two or one for cruising. Ultimate versions can be made for maximum towing power. A 3 ring version equivalent to a 4 cylinder motor could do well for a sensible car and realize over 100 MPG and be very green. Engine control and management is done with high quality electronics and will feature an owner friendly computer system.

Theories and features have been tested in real life experiments and the motor as a whole has not been built but is not an unreasonable venture. Perhaps like the autism that built it is just impossible in the traditional mindset.

Rich Shull Http://

Saturday, August 12, 2006

Painless Sting Trimmer Mishap

Picture of String trimmer cuts on my leg. (sorry forthe graphic picture)

Autism's Pain Tolerance and Real Life. Photographed above.

Many of my new readers will find this just unbelievable but, I was operating the gas powered string trimmer the other day I have learned over the years to tolerate the noise of them. I used to be terrified of them. Currently I wear super good head phones and double muffler the motors on small engines and thus it is tolerable. I guess we are not supposed to do that, trim grass cut lawns etc, and I can see where many modern Aspie that never had the experience we had never 'learned' how to deal with noise. I'm not so sure the modern drugs do much either.

While on the subject of autism reality the injury in the picture above DID NOT HURT, I thought the trimmer got a bit close to my leg and I even heard the motor slow down a bit but 5 minutes after it happened I felt the blood running down my ankle. No, I did not scream curse words or JUMP in pain when it happened like most people would have. Only my family knows that is just me and they have experienced like I have all the trips to the ER I have done and all the time "nothing was wrong" and they seen just how sick I have been and still I didn't hurt a whole lot.

My Dad and step Mom seen me in the worst pain in my life with an abscess tooth and I felt it 15 minutes BEFORE it really got ugly and not a thing before that. I honestly felt pain and agony on the trip to the ER. Going down 6 Ave in Lancaster Ohio on the way to the hospital we hit a bump and the tooth broke and all was INSTANTLY FINE. Dad stopped and got me a bottle of water to rinse my mouth out. Even the water didn't make it hurt again. Dad and Mom both could not believe what had just happened and I was PAIN Free in a matter of seconds. The next day I had to have the tooth surgically removed.

I started out life as an auto mechanic and learned from that experience I overtightened nearly every bolt I touched and when I started using a torque wrench I really didn't register anything until at least FT 80 Lbs. A torque setting of Ft 20 lbs felt finger tight. I proposed in my book Autism Pre Rain Man Autism a test for the pain tolerance based on this experience.

I know it is easy assume to this is too wild to be true but think about it, How many times has your loved one been sick and you never knew it? Perhaps that stomach ache was an appendix? Perhaps that spain was really a broken bone? How would you know, odds are we do not feel enough pain to even tell you? Isn't the very first question out of the doctors mouth, Where does it hurt? And then the exam is press and push until they get a reaction? I have had a hernia so bad that I could physically see it (after about 4 months time) and even with the obvious tear in my gut it never really hurt. In fact I felt more of the hurt 2 hours after the exam typically on the trip home form the ER. Even the day of surgery I had to draw the split in my belly and sure enough the surgeon found layers of injured tissue.

This real world autism experience is simply priceless and one of those things the zeal of modern autism has lost track of. It used to noted in diagnosis criteria that we were often pain tolerant. Can you just imagine if our condition was repeatable with a pill of sometype? The world would be a painless experience. Over the years those I have spoke with via this blog, that have been injured tell the same story and even parents were on the verge of being charged with child abuse as they got their kid to the hospital too many days too late and the X-ray showed broken bones.

Rich Shull

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Shared Insight

Dear BLOG Readers here as interesting Diagnostic tool for Adults that might be in the autism spectrum. It Is from The National Autistic Society, and I found it on the web.

I will answer the questions in a way only those with the inside information might have.

Please tick the appropriate boxes below to indicate the frequency of the behaviours you have observed, as follows: Frequent [F] daily or several (three or more) times a week Sometimes [S] once or twice a week Never/Rarely [N] very infrequently or not at all Does the person ... F S N

1. Seek the company of other people?

As an High functioning Autistic person we are noted for being loners, we prefer to be alone it is much less complicated. Since traditional Thought is our second language we have to work really hard to achieve any form of normal ,thus it is easier not to bother. SOME Autistic however the proficient picture thinkers of autism have found way to be social and keep up, please read on.

2. Try to share his/her own interests, enjoyment or achievements with others?

Who would understand? Our thoughts need watered down to be communicated and despite the idea we come off as "stupid" we know much more than we are able to communicate. Those of us figuring out autism and building on Temple's work are often able to be more social as we have the more advanced Autism thoughts, like Picture-in-picture thought.

3. Seem to understand the feelings of others?
Well, no, we are operating on a bit of a time warp, and have a few millisecond delay at the least. If we are picture thinking that process cancels (in a young aspie) out our Optic vision and sometimes hearing. While we are working with our brain generated images, we miss all the body language you naturally present. Some of us that had a social booster course have thankfully been able to connect Autism thought to real life and thus we are now OK at reading people.

4. Have difficulty in following the usual rules of communication, e.g. not interrupting, taking turns?

Talking is very difficult for us. Autism has to be translated from our Picture thought to your Traditional thought. We learned this via trial and error, it has never been in text book before. When you describe a daydream to someone this is kind of what we have to do with every autism thought. We typically know the '99 conversations' people have and simply fill in the blanks with the right names. As we convert our Picture thoughts from brain generated images to words we are in effect reading a book. We are reading our thoughts and our OPTIC vision is off thus we miss the social clues. Those of us in the real world often rehearse our conversation and try to prethink most conversation so that we might already have our picture thought figured out if the conversation goes one direction or another.

5. Repeat particular words or phrases?

That is a good sign of functioning autism believe it or not. We can build on this ideal and our Anthropology has done just that. I know of an Autism person that plays a spot on a record when he needs to say a certain thing. I often get my best zingers from the BBC shows Are You Being Served and Keeping up Appearances, I hear them figure out the context and blend them in to real life. Again Autism Thought is a natural first language for us and traditional thought like we are being force fed assumes we can naturally talk as easy as you do. I think Autism will prove to be the building blocks of the human mind and we might all discover we actually have to learn our autism thoughts before traditional thoughts will work. When we translate from Autism to traditional thoughts we are doing a craft that only we have figured out so far.

6. Repeat phrases said by others, either immediately or after a period of time?

That might just be a figured out picture thought or image stream in our case and if something is figured out and in recent memory why not use it again? Lots of us have a problem with echoloia- the repeating of a phrase or a word unique to our experience. Many of us have learned to hold that thought and say it later when we will not be embarrassed.

7. Speak in unusual ways, eg at a high or low volume, in a monotonous tone or with stress on unusual words?
Autism Thoughts have to watered down,and I would guess many of us are very technical and complicated thoughts and our actual vocabulary is much greater than you ever dream We DO know big words and occasionally the filter out. As we figure out a picture thought Image Stream and convert it to words we are in effect 'reading a book' and unless there is an exclamation point we just say the words. Again without OPTIC vision while we are reading our brain generated Images we miss the body language and the gist of the conversation. In later versions of Autism we have figured via trial and error and double-blind experience HAVE overcome lots of these problems with such things as projection thoughts and Picture in Picture thoughts. These are like Temple's still and motion pictures but only more advanced and operate just like those thoughts do. However, these thoughts allow us to make and keep eye contact as well as think in pictures.

8. Use invented words or phrases that do not convey their ordinary meaning?
I think everyone in our Anthropology has our own unique to us Picture thought Dictionary that we compiled over time. Although Autistically, it is the right word and meaning for us it often is not right in conversation. Those lucky enough to complete this experience have found ways to 'self-check' our words at times.

9. Have stereotyped, simple body movements, eg flicking fingers, flapping hands, tapping, spinning, rocking or inspecting objects near eyes?

As picture thought develops, keep in mind they are invisible to you unless you know our lack of eye contact as a clue, I often looked at things and tired to figure out WHERE THEY WENT when my OPTIC vision was OFF. I could hold things right in front of my eyes and they would disappear and my optic vision was replaced with a "daydream," image stream or Autism thought. Sometimes I wonder If Rocking is not a way to try to have the picture thoughts 'moved' or affected in some way. Untrained Aspie thoughts might very well have a still picture thought that only we can see and the person having it might have no clue as how to control it, make new ones, or read it or even what it is? Our thoughts and our thought process have never been in a text book before and they are invisible to you, no wonder you have a time figuring us out. I often wanted to pound my head on the table and have it act a rubber stamp, My Autism thoughts are great, complicated and If only they could escape.

10. Have an intense attachment to objects?

Perhaps this is related to our Splinter skills and obsessions? Autistically it is easier to understand something rather than someone since we don't get the body language and social skills as a natural gift. Objects don't talk and we can practice our autism thoughts by thinking about an object and naturally we become attached to it. We absently used this and our parents and tutors used this trait to help us connect. It was our learning hallway, and we figured out a few objects that interested us that knowledge spilled over to life at large. 11. Have a heightened or lowered sensitivity to noise, smell, temperature, colour, pain etc?

Many of us have discovered the X-rays and the Pain we felt are not the same thing.Being in the real world we have been in Car crashes and had other injuries and never really felt them. Some of us that have never been injured think we are full of something when we talk of no pain. We even think we felt pain but it takes an injury to make us realize we missed the boat.

As for the smell and the noise we are often deaf and blind when a picture thought is occurring as our senses are turned OFF while we picture think. Just like a blind person learns to hear more we do the same. For the majority of early autism thoughts only the optic vision is off typically for a few milliseconds and the hearing becomes really acute to help "wake us up" in time to keep from walking in front of a bus. Actually I have a lot of Blind friends and they hear more than typical people do but I have noticed I hear even higher ranges than they do, It would take a decibel meter to hear what we hear and there should be a decibel meter in every Autism class room and home so people could hear what we hear.

Key: Questions 1 to 3 -- F=0, S=1, N=2. Questions 4 to 11 -- F=2, S=1, N=0. Total score If the total score exceeds 4, particularly if it includes a score of 2 for questions 7 and/or 9, further assessment of whether the person has autism is necessary. This measure has been developed by Brenda Nally, Regional Co-ordinator - North, The National Autistic Society, in conjunction with Dougal Hare, The University of Manchester.

Monday, August 07, 2006

The Core of Autism in a Quote

Quoted form an online autism support group

"i dont like loking at pepople my eye contac still not good it to much sencory in put i hated when i was in school and a teacher would fouce me to look at her by lifting my chin .i wouldn't push the issue"

Perhaps deep down this person knows there is an underlying reason to why this is so unnatural.

My Theory on this is while our EYES our OFF as in not working and we are NOT giving you the eye contact you expect we are then (hard to believe) trying to think with pictures. If you could see our Brain generated Pictures we are trying to decipher you would realize you are taking away our natural, for us thought process. This is where our inventions and good ideas come from and why our social skills are lacking in so many ways our eyes are OFF. This person like many modern aspie probably has never figured that out yet, If he -she were able to "daydream" like we were they would eventually yield some results like we were able to absently discover. If the eye contact was able to be ignored and allowed to become a non issue like it was for us this would be the time space and venue where the Autism thoughts are working from. Remember our thoughts are based in pictures and pictures are worth a 1000 words and we need to water them down to communicate them.

While we don't give you any contact we are BUSY/BUSY thinking or should be at least. If Modern Autism would allow that privilege again we might take a few steps backward to our baseline thoughts and then move on like some of us were able to do. This is where Temple's still and motion pictures fit in the autism ideal and where our proficient picture thought builds on hers. It is in short our invisible to you picture thoughts or Image Streams. Successful autism is being able to convert those thoughts to real words and action in a timely manor.

If this is the key to our successfull autism it is obvious why the modern 'Experts' missed the entire point to autism .They took away our core thought process and made us zombies and forced us to function on our second language traditional thought. So much for progress.

Rich Shull,,,,