7-10 lack of eye contact
Based on the Science Daily 12-25-96 Autism Article on LACK OF EYE contact in Autism.
Quoted and Commented upon paragraph by paragraph on the blog of Rich Shull. Author Autism Pre Rain Man Autism.
Science Daily — MADISON ----- Seventh Paragraph of Article
An increasingly publicized developmental disability, autism greatly weakens the capacity to socialize and communicate normally. The tendency to avoid eye contact is one of the most pervasive traits among autistic children, says Dalton. The characteristic is a problem because eyes, in particular, are a crucial source of "subtle cues that are critical for normal social and emotional development," Dalton says.
From Rich Shull
Well, again that is the new version of autism and quite frankly, modern autism and its caring ignorance has assured we turn out that way. Modern Autism unknowingly has only seen and never known to look past the obvious traits an untrained autistic person would display.
If they cared to sit down with us and discover our Picture in Picture thought, our Projection Thought all types of autism thoughts they will see just how we over come autism and even become social. Once we learn our BASIC (Thinking in Picutres ,(Temple Grandin)) autism thoughts we can add more advanced autism thoughts and those allow us to not only think autistically but keep and maintain eye contact and read body language. Once we hone our image streams and picture thoughts we can often approach normal traditional thought as you know it.
Granted our anthropology does do very well and indeed out performs all the autism spectrum and that might one big reason we are seen more as geeks and in my case a trouble maker rather than high functioning autistic. Trouble is what we have been able to discover is not even the close to the 'answer' autism researchers even dreamed of asking to start with. Many researchers, lets be honest are not keen on admitting to us as we don't have degrees and they are researching us after all? How many of them were expecting and getting an uncritqued career? Why if they admit to us their entire career and status for many of them is called into question. Peer review is just that and by default it keeps out the very ideas it is naturally looking for. ( Humor, sounds like job security to me)
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.