HAROLD Don't be a Geek!
Harold Don't be a Geek!
An Autism Social Clue
For the legions of us missing the modern Autism Curse and somehow often absently doing real life-something we can do by the way! We are especially lucky if we don't listen to the "experts" that have us in a group home when we are 18, we often learn NOT to be a geek. As we figure out our unique to us autism thoughts that have not been in a text book before we discover what Harold does on the TV Show The Red Green Show and improve upon his behavior. Over all there are 300 and some (?) shows and in the earlier shows Harold really is a geek and later ones he is a cool geek. He is filled with wit and charm but still a geek.
I have turned many autistic people and their families on to this show and they to have related to the GEEK and see how NOT to be one. Their social abilities have improved. I know for a lot of us with proficient picture thoughts stuff beyond what Temple wrote about, the stuff Autism Professionals well never discover, unless they listen to those of us that have figured out the not so obvious way the human mind works,will laugh but that is price we pay for autism ignorance. Autism thoughts happen during the lack of eye contact-the dumb look-we often give and of course modern Autism is all bent out of shape over our simple but complicated thought process they don't understand. They swear something is dreadfully wrong and get out the brain surgeons experts and the doctors trying for a piece of the publish or parish game and in reality if they just listen they would discover what it really is we are doing when our eyes are OFF and were not giving eye contact... Were Thinking! (or should be)
More importantly when we figure out our Eye contact and picture thoughts OUR AUTISM mimics normal thoughts the very thing you swear we can't do. Honestly with the HELP of modern autism we really have been set back a few centuries, thanks to Rain Man's Ignorance that has now grown out of control.
RED GREEN was a Canadian based Show and is shown in the Americas mostly on Public Broadcasting stations and you can even buy all the shows online from the Red Green Web site. I think if you have a geek type Autistic person in your midst (humor don't we all) this show is a very good "lesion" on overcoming being a geek. Once they realize, Oh I'm like Harold, they see the error of their ways we adjust! Thankfully Red Green has a way making Harold more palatable. Look the show over and see if you like it too.
The Web site is Http://www.redgreen.com