Autism's best side forever hidden.
Autism like a fine piece of art, a classic car or even a respected doctor needs provenance before it can be believed. Provenance is the pedigree of life and often even if it represents the wrong thing or misses the entire point to a subject provenance still prevails. More than one fine painting has been proven a fake. More than one fine car has proven to be junk. Provenance is indeed a good guide to at least a way to get some satisfaction to your ideal but there is no guarantee the provenance you have sought is 100% either. It is often said 'majority rules' and in Autism's case that is indeed the point. The MAJORITY of autism spectrum people are just that a majority of ignorant people that only know as much as their provenance driven experts they believe in know.
A stickler point to all of autism is the autism, the version we know was invented, and autistic were molded to suit the needs of the psychology departments and fulfill the need of many doctors from all over the spectrum looking for a suitable career. Autism as time will discover eventually will prove to have been solved before it was ever invented. Discovery sadly is elusive unless of course you have experienced the picture thoughts (lack of eye contact) of autism and discovered the invisible sub thought routine the human mind does to work with. While our autism has been proven over time so well we blend into real life (no epidemic in our generations) it took most of us 40 years to do it. As you know modern autism has a goal of a group home by 18 so anyone 40 is really out of their outlook. The modern Autism, the Rimland Rain Man Autism is indeed a perfect vehicle to get autistic people into that group home. "Fat Drunk and stupid is no way to go threw life son" Dean Warner on the movie Animal House. Modern Autism assures we are in the group home and stupid at least, or they would have failed if we are not. Old autistic missing their cure and curse are just out of luck and our knowledge the building blocks of the mind is forever untapped. As long as psychology says your done learning life by high school there is no reason for the know it all psychology preofssionals to ever dream of looking to an older undiagnosed person when it comes to autism.
If one is lucky along the way and some Rain Man Splinter skill is absently allowed to develop and some wildly confused psychologist or "gasp" autism expert turns the latest version of "Rain Man" in to a media circus or a few more steps in a career path that becomes the 'success ' of modern autism. In reality all of us that have made it, those that modern Autism refuses to admit to have simply taken our Rain Man Skills and spread them out over every aspect of life. This double blind autism experience will prove to be the building blocks of man's mind. Since we have experienced the building blocks of man and seen first hand just how man typically thinks (man reacts doesn't think) I can assure you Autism will never be solved. There might well be a few Autism experts that know darn well we have a great point to make but they also think they can discover those very points as they are after all expert and have degrees. However the knowledge they seek has never been in a text book before and the autism mindset is so different and yet so close to the traditional mindset it is hiding in plain sight. If you have tried to find something (keys for example) you know when its in plain sight it is when it is the hardest to find.
Personally, I have people writing me all the time many claim I'm their underground Autism hero as usually something I exposed to them has been the key to helping their autistic loved one. Many more write me and bring the provenance issues up and counter my point If I were the next Temple Grandin they would have "published my book." If I were the next Temple Grandin I would support their autism tale. Not one bit of my (our) old working autism or that of in 4 or 5 other Thinking in Pictures type books will ever be exposed in autism circles. Simply stated the experts would be trumped and no Ph.D. expert will ever tolerate being stood up by the very "retards" they think they know so much about. Even WORSE the "oh I have fallen and get up autism" of modern times is naturally suited to make autism the Epidemic scourge of this generation. Anything with a billion dollar province like the autism research machine has a life of its own and anyone in the spectrum from the parents to the autistic people themselves are its slaves. The only winners are Autism spectrum 'experts' and fundraiser organizations getting a complete uncritqued career. Peer Review is not being an honest critique, the biggest thing to be discovered in peer review autism is a hang nail or a "i" that was not dotted in a research paper.
Rich Shull, Author Autism Pre Rain Man Autism
Inventor, The Truing Motor a 70% efficient Green triple hybrid Car motor.
On the blog Pre Rain Man Autism at Blogspot.com