Happy New Year!
Welcome to 2007 or 5758 depending on how your counting. I hope everyone reading this has a wonderful year. Since July of 2006 my Blog counter has logged over 8500 hits and 13, 000 plus page reads. I have met even MORE people in 'from' our anthropology and our story gets better and better and more Impressive. We come from many corners of the earth and were in special education at times and at others we were not but, today we all seem to do some kind of real life. What we have done has NEVER been in a book before and we BUILD on Temple Grandin's work and take it to the threshold of real thought like you use. NO amount of autism Research is ever going to uncover our inside knowledge and unless they are brave enough to ask us or are forced to by the those in the spectrum. Autism and mankind are forever short changed unless they own up.
It took many of us 20-30-40 years to fully learn our autism traits on our own and if autism research were serious it would bring us all together and see just what it is we figured out. Talk about a long term experience and NOTHING we figured out has been in a text before and it might well be the Building Blocks of the human mind. Before you give another dime to Autism causes insist they account for all of us not just the Aspie's they approve of. I am very pleased they admitted to us in 2006 and coined the term Crypto Autism/a revival of the old Autism they forgot about. Perhaps they figured they best mention us just in case we really do somehow make some waves in real life. Our "de flatting" of the autism ideals being pushed today is unintentional. Our story however is not the one autism wants to hear. Go figure.
Published in Dec 2006 I published my first Autism Parity and it is quickly proving to be one of most read features. It has been VERY effective in waking people up to the Autism time forgot and never understood. I never wanted to stoop that low but our message needs to get out any way possible. Since Autism will not listen to us they might be forced to listen to things like this. I'll do more parity's like it until (humor) I'm offered hush money.
Best Wishes for the New Year Rich
Ps Thanks Midge!