Cracking the Autism Code
From the Web,, Modern Trouble- Old Working autism's answer
Dear Reader's, the following is an autism check list I found online and the comment and suggestions I make in blue are from the golden age of autism when we did much better at figuring it out. (absently). I feel there is GREAT hope for anyone in the autism spectrum as if I'm right and all we have done is cracked the code of the human mind even the worst afflicted person among us will bloom with our insight. The problem is Autism and Psychology will not unite our group or even listen to us. Please read over the following and urge autism professionals to listen to us for a change, We might well be the ticket out of autism for your loved one in the spectrum. Rich
Poor eye contact - If Psychology or Autism experts were versed in our thought process they would realize it is two or three invisible levels of things we need to figure out before we can do a thing that presents as normal. All that they see and know and worry about is LACK OF EYE contact. In reality those of us figuring out autism know while the LACK OF EYE CONTACT is happening that is when we are supposed to be thinking with our invisible to you picture thoughts. In SIMPLE terms we think with your day dreams and convert those to words to be spoken. Autism is quite simple really IF you have the inside information to make it happen OR have the courage to listen to the old Autistic that have made it. THE GOOD NEWS is this sub thought process that is mostly invisible has proven once we figure it out it yields, nearly normal thought. That begs the question is Autism simply the building blocks of the human mind? We have proved it is both MR/DD and Einstein and even has a social side to it. The picture thoughts signaled by the lack of eye contact are where Einstein, Turing (autism hero) and Rain Man get their good thoughts from.
Doesn't seem to know how to play with toys Well, not in the expected way, thus the "experts" see the obvious and don't realize or care that it might well be normal for us to do it our way. Once we figure out your way we copy it. We only do that AFTER we learn our sub level thoughts that connect autism to the real world. NONE of those thoughts have been in a text book yet, AND, the researchers would have to look down the scale to find them and they are at great at looking the obvious answers old Autistic have figured out. Autism is set up to be over with by 18 these days. Autism Professionals never dreamed there were well rounded autistic still doing our double blind autism experience while they were inventing autism in the 1960's. They way they go about autism they are better off to ignore us as their Autism empire and livelihood is at risk should we be admitted to.
Excessively lines up toys or other objects Well, indeed that presents as obvious trouble from a traditional thinkers point of view but again if the experts knew out thought process that is INVISIBLE to them it makes perfect sense the way we do things. At this rate they will never find out the joy of Autism or our building blocks of the human mind.
Is attached to one particular toy or object That is another great sign of functioning autism and while the professionals see that as "trouble" it is actually a wonderful sign that our autism IS working and we have splinter skill abilities. Splinter skills not only make Rain Man if they are honed they also make a "normal person" Modern autism considers splinter skills taboo and took away our access to them with the advent of "modern Autism" Splinter skills will prove to be the one gift we have that most closely matches normal thought. That is why so many autistic people thrive and leave autism's grips when we figure them out.
Doesn't smile Oh Yes we do, in the book The Enigma (1983 Hodges) Autistic hero Alan Turing is reported in school in his own world laughing in class. One can only assume some of his early picture thoughts (invisible to you, like day dreams) connected in the right way. Older beyond Temple, Autistic like me, often smile and are social once we learned the steps and process of our Autism thoughts. Autism thoughts are the building blocks of all thoughts! Until we figure out our subroutine building block thoughts we don't laugh at your jokes or smile when you think we should. Frankly the day I smile from ear to ear is the day the Autism professionals do the right thing and listen to what we have figured out. They could simply unite our beyond Temple Grandin anthropology and see what it is we have done so well. Sadly, that simple kind act is mostly impossible as we are very "retards" they are studying. (http://prerainmanautism.blogspot.com)
At times seems to be hearing impaired Well, really now, were not at all hearing impaired in fact many of us have super keen hearing kind of like a blind person has. If the experts knew a thing of Autism they would realize while the eyes are OFF during the lack of eye contact the Brain is On. During the LACK OF EYE CONTACT our hearing is also OFF while we are thinking. Our brain has to be totally "on" during our early autism thoughts thus we don't give eye contact or hear anything but the slightest whisper to the loudest noise while we are thinking. Until we really figure out a few basic autism sub level thoughts our hearing is "off" turned down" while we attempt to make sense of things. Once we figure out Picture in Picture thoughts (beyond what Temple wrote about) we do well in "listening." Now if only Autism would care to listen? Source: NIMH
Possible Indicators of ASD:
Does not babble, point, or make meaningful gestures by 1 year of age Body Language and gestures are many years away and only then if we learn picture in picture thoughts. Babbling is a few steps above our Autism Thought base but once we figure out a few autism to normal thoughts basics we could do it. Our picture based thoughts (a picture is worth a 1000 words) need to be converted to words and at this point we would not have figured out that yet. IF we could talk might be able however to tell you all about E-mc2. That would be the Einstein side of Autism that if your lucky it might show up in a Rain Man sort of way some day. Autism it will be noted someday is not MR/DD at all but rather a different communication and thought process not much more difficult than a foreign language.
Does not speak by 16 months Talking autistically is a very labor intensive project and if psychology knew our process it would not be crying "does not speak" but rather it would know what it needs to do to help us talk. We need to convert Autism thoughts that are invisible to you to words to be spoken. We learned this by trial and error and modern Autism has never learned it or even cares to listen. Perhaps it is too worried that they have failed if we are NOT in a group home by 18.
Does not combine two words by 2 years Some of us however by 2 were combining our picture thoughts and IF we are lucky they be come apparent via our splinter skills and via splinter skills we emerge from our shell and either present as Rain Man, Turing, Einstein or even a normal person! Autism sights naturally are not set much above Rain Man so it is a sad reality that they are not going to listen to us. It is the modern Autism Spectrum family that is cheated the most!
Does not respond to name Well, usually all that means we were busy thinking and figuring our invisible to you picture thoughts, we forgot to put the 'be back soon sign out.' When our eyes are OFF our hearing is off as well but, our brain is on and thinking in a different way than you expected. Once we learn that process we can mimic your normal thoughts, even the worst afflicted among us will recover to some degree!
Loses language or social skills Early autism thought is several levels below normal thought. We are NOT starting with normal thought like you assume we are. Rather we are working with sublevel human thought and our pre school should NOT be 123 and the ABC's but rather a course in Autism thoughts-then we can do the ABC's and 123s just like any other kid... We need to learn and figure out a few more basic thoughts before your normal ones work for us. Normal thought is at least 3 steps above where were are-no wonder autistic present so wild. The kicker is once we figure out autism we also tap in to Einstein and Rain Man traits. Who would have dreamed Einstein was a retard? If psychology would care to listen to our building blocks of the human mind it would be rewarded with more insight than it would have dreamed possible, we can explain every thing from Einstein to Dyslexia to even stuttering and many other things simply from autism thoughts. Perhaps we can't: none of what we have done has been in a text book before.
Sincerely Rich Shull Author Autism Pre Rain Man Autism, built on Temple's Thinking in Pictures,Inventor of the Turing Motor an Autistically Designed GREEN 70% efficient triple hybrid car motor. Host of the blog Pre Rain Man Autism on blogspot.com =http://prerainmanautism.blogspot.com
Sincerely Rich Shull Author Autism Pre Rain Man Autism, built on Temple's Thinking in Picutres,Inventor of the Truing Motor an Autistically Designed GREEN 70% efficient triple hybrid car motor.. Host of the blog Pre Rain Man Autism on blogspot.com