Obituary Dr. Rimland
For those out of the "Autism Loop" Dr Rimland was father of the Movie Rain Man (1988) and a very big name in Autism circles. He might have indeed been the creator of the modern Autism Movement.
Long time readers of my work realize I was not fond of Dr. Rimland not because of his work which indeed stands alone and is very good but rather is lack of open mindedness in admitting to the rest of autism: the autism his views never accounted for. I only came close to Dr. Rimland once about 3-4 years ago in Indianapolis Indiana at an Autism Town Hall meeting held by the Center for Disease Control and during the event we exchanged some glares- and they say we (Autisitcs) never make eye contact? 10 years ago his organizations were among the first to receive a copy of my book called Autism Pre Rain Man Autism. That book is built upon Temple Grandin's Thinking in Pictures and takes her work miles further and explains autism like no other item ever has. It also introduces the world to an undiscovered untapped Autism Anthropology that has united to discover the results of our double blind experience. None of what we have done to overcome our autism has ever been in a text book before, it is NEW knowledge as far as mankind is concerned.
Perhaps, we are very first anthropology in history to be united online? No research discipline has ever been presented with a living worldwide anthropology. If you must, split hairs an anthropology of "less than capable people"as a typical autism psychology 'experts' would think of us certainly has little clout and certainly no ability whatever to figure out Autism. Actually the opposite is true we have figured out Autism the thoughts, since we have the inside information to ask the right questions to start with. No matter how well we do real life, all of it, no Ph.D. expert is programmed to ever respect an answer from the bottom of the gene pool. While we have added pages and pages to mankind's knowledge base and made all kinds of discoveries none of what we do presents as anything special in the view of the traditional thinker. We might have figured out the building blocks of the human mind and do a good version of real life but, that is not knowledge it is treason in modern Autism circles.
I'm sure, If Dr Rimland read my book he was painfully aware if our Autism Anthropology was united and studied and our Double-blind experience was figured out Autism as he knew it and has the world knows it-was over. In recent months Autism has finally has to admit to us again and coined the new term Crypto Sensitivity Autism, basically old autism retagged. This is autism: the complicated nuts and bolts of autism fact that we have double blindly figured out. It is the very autism the Modern Autism Movement forgot about as one it was too complicated and in many respects too much of a science fiction type of thing to be true. However, no autism "expert" has walked a mile in our shoes so even though we have proved the science fiction aspects and overcome autism with all of its quirks we are outsiders. We don't fit in autism as we do too much and we sometimes don't fit in real life either. It is very hard to keep up with a traditional thinker with autism based thoughts. MANY times we out perform a traditional thinker with our inventions such as the computer. Your using our Alan Turing's (1912-1954) computer science as you read this.
Rimland was one of a very few people that knew of the release of my book and perhaps (not proven) it's horrible reviews and my being chased all over the web with instant messages of a very hateful nature could have some connections? To be fair quite a few Autism Publishers dropped the book. All had their reasons and I self-published it on my own. I used hand me down computers and was even homeless for a few days to help save enough money to get it published. I had never dreamed I'd publish a "war manual for Autism" as one time publishers were so thrilled with the book some called it the next Thinking in Pictures. But as they dropped the book I was left without proper computers and publishing aids. The information we have proved is just as valid today as it was years ago AND our message hasn't changed and it still doesn't agree with the modern message. Perhaps that might change? We can only hope.
Rich Shull,,,, Http://prerainmanautism.blogspot.com
The "best autism book ever" 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.
"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
Inventor of the Turing Motor a 70% efficient green motor
Author/publisher of , Autism Pre Rain Man Autism, built on Thinking in Pictures.