AUTISTCS CAN do this!
based on the Columbus Dispatch 7-10-2007 Article called Short Stuff.
Long ago and far away Autism unknowingly did conversations-Normal Ones! Now, especially as Autism gets "worse and worse " the autistic people like me that were lucky enough to figure out some of the social skills related to our proficient picture thoughts fit right in most of the time. Sadly our often younger counterparts miss all the autism social and real life knowledge that we once figured out on our own. Modern Autism sadly assumes we are stupid as we present and thus will not even let us fart with permission. If the experts of autism would care to listen and experience what we have figured out they would see where we take Temple's Thinking in Pictures to all new heights and actually connect autism picture thoughts to normal ones. They could see with a little practice and luck how we mimic and keep up with normal conversation and even body Language! We have probably figured out the building blocks of the human mind.
Were so sorry to all the 'self elected Autism experts' that only know autism as the horrible condition they basically invented. I know they had the best of intention but Autism is one of those things that was better left to is own fate and Rain Man's Curse actually made a bigger autism mountain that it ever solved. If they admitted to the older autism folks "lost in real life" they would see if they united all of us together that we could teach autism to autistic by 6th grade! If you pooled all of our experience of older now unknown to the world autisitcs and condense our experience you would have autism licked and even be give insight to the building blocks of the mind. None of what we do has ever been in a text book before. Autism Is BOTH MR/DD and Einstein- what "expert" was ever expecting a "smart ass" (even an anthropology of us) to ever come from autism. Obviously they are not keen on us now.
NOW here is that Dispatch Article In Blue comments on how picture thoughts work. from Rich Shull
"Listen Up, gang. In our continuing quest to make you the star of the office watercooler conversations and Saturday night cocktail parties, consider the following gems of knowlege (courtesy of the Book of Useless Information)
*56 percent of the video game market consists of adults. Someday an Autistic persons learns to simply leave this "fact" as it is and not read into it more than the listener is expecting. The Einstein part of autism assures we know far more on most subjects than the surface tabloid facts like is mentioned here. We have to work to just keep this fact simple. IF we Develop PICTURE IN PICTURE THOUGHTS we can do this and still keep eye contact!
*70% of all boats are sold for fishing Well, OK, that is cool but you have to admit our idea of this conversation is a very technical (most likely) description of the engineering details of a Fishing boat. If an Autistic picture thinker is translating a picture thought or two from our daydream type thoughts odds are IF we can get it translated to conversation quick enough it will not flow in a conversation. WE HAVE TO LEARN normal thinkers are very shallow (no disrespect).
*90% of all women who walk into a department store immediately turn to the right. WOW, it seems like some expert in Retail is now in autism research and playing the numbers game here as well. I know it is cool conversation good chatter to make this point known to keep the conversation going but talking to talk is not natural for an Autistic Person. However put two autistic (proficient picture thinkers together) and be prepared for a technical conference that would take 20 normal conversations by normal thinkers to duplicate. Our natural Einstein instincts would take over. Autism that works like our does is simply Communication from a "language" we have figured out that has never been in a text book before. It isn't likely our autism practice ever will be as the Autism "experts" are normal thinkers and don't even know our very basic thinking in Picture Skills.
*20% of all publication in Japan are Comic Books How interesting, I wonder if the books are action Figures based? I wonder if they are a series, Do they have any super human heroes? It took me years to learn to get the conversation this simple and keep normal thinkers interested. Don't throw in any facts or ideas that don't flow naturally however, or you risk become a bore!
* the longest kiss on record lasted 130 hours. two minutes Gee I hope it wasn't a French Kiss? Their tongues would be melted together,,,, Or Boy did they need a Mmentos (mint) . What if it was a Same sex Couple?
*The world's record for caring a milk bottle on one's head is 24 miles. Wow that is just about a Marathon!
Well, the picture thoughts that made the statement for me" That is just about a Marathon" were close to about 70 of them. THINK building block of the mind here. I went threw 70 set of pictures-picture thoughts-that happen during the lack of eye contact and took bits and of some of them and formed the words Wow that is just about a Marathon. I bet all thinkers do that all the time and for a normal thinker it is a natural invisible sub routine and for us it only becomes a natural quick thought process when we learn our autism thoughts.
*At any given moment, an estimated 0.7% of the worlds population is drunk. I didn't know they kept such close tabs on drunks unless it their bar tab. The motion picture thoughts and the still picture thoughts that made my statement were fast and furious and even currently via my advanced Autism thoughts ran threw a social filter before being spoken to or translated from picture thought to words. This is an Example Of Social Autism that works and also an example of Autism gone by that is not ever going to be admitted today as we unintentionally deflate the bubble of too many autism Experts.
And we'll leave it at that.
SO will I PLEASE take a few moments, to reflect and think, and urge your Autism "Experts" that run your lives that you trust so much and ask them to consider listening and admitting to us, If they do the Egg will wash off and your Kid might not be in a group home! Even better your Kids Splinter skills could be tapped and the fountain of Knowledge that would bear would make Einstein blush in delight! Rich Shull