To my autistc readers,
Weather have known each other for years or you just happened upon my blog,welcome. To my old time friends I offer a big smile and a warm greeting and to my newer readers I hope to inspire you to do what ONLY you can do. You have to jump out of Autism's shell on your own, just like we did.
I know you are not encouraged to think on your own or push the envelope of your mind but, I suspect you know as we did, you have a lot of potential thoughts locked away in your Autism thoughts. You know and realize that "good Idea" that obvious answer, that happens the moment when your world turns "blank" and onlookers scream at you for eye contact but, yet you seen "an answer"in your minds eye. That answer in your mind's eye is an autism thought and you know how complicated it is, how correct it is and how it is impossible to convert that great thought back to words before the conversation moves on. That is what I call Autism Picture thought translation.
Once you figure out how to convert those thoughts to words in a timely fashion you will be shocked as will your family and teachers how "smart" you are. As many of you will realize those mind eye thoughts if you could write them down on paper would be a 1000 word essay. You need to learn by trail and error like we did just how to water down your autism thoughts in to baby thoughts. Once you water down those thoughts you need to figure a way to communicate those thought to others in a timely fashion. Pre think a conversation, Learn the conversation patterns of a traditional thinkers and learn to insert your figured out words in their conversation. Learn to keep the OPTIC vision ON and give others eye contact-always be sure your looking and seeing who you are talking to. Many autistic and for sure our teachers and autism professionals don't realize our optic vision and brain generated images are interchanged and thus we think in pictures and don't know it but yet others scream at us to look at them.
We have to think as we are programmed but never taught in school so everything I just mentioned here is "hogwash" according to the multitude of Autism Experts. You know its different you know you think different you see the occasional spark when Autism and normal thought spark meet in a perfect timed event. If anyone around you were to think like you do they would have to convert their daydreams or sleep dreams into words. Watch them attempt to do that and see how hard it is for them. We do that all the time as it is our default thought process. Obviously, they can't do it so they simply try to force traditional thoughts on us it is the only thing they know. Once you absently figure out still and motion pictures and then Picture in Picture thoughts as well as the projection thoughts and others you will learn as we have the building blocks of the human mind. You will see how when they are honed to perfection how they mimic traditional thought.
PLEASE keep in mind our Autism Professionals are ignorant of our core thought process and thus all they know and see and respect is what they "see" or don't see. Any Thought process where the primary element of it is invisible like autism, will be considered nothing more than academic treason from the very well educated experts that think they know Autism so well. You will know the day they have finally figured out autism when they ask you what are picture thoughts on this? What kind of Picture thought did you use for that statement? You know you really died and went to heaven when they give you a moment to answer and don't resume their conversation until your eye contact returns. (thanks Dad)!
You seen how they did Rain Man's picture thoughts and exploited them in the 1988 movie you need to exploit them as well but just figure them out and water them down into baby thoughts and learn to time them into conversation. AGAIN NONE of this has been in a text book before so your on your own. You will be horrified just how simple traditional conversation is and how many conversations it takes to make just one point! Please be patient and don't present too many ideas in one sentence or one thought or you really will risk loosing your point.
Also Rain Man era Autism experts have spoken and we are according to them simply "too dumb" to fart on our own, that is the only version of autism they know the MR/DD side to the equation. YOU are the only ones able to crack the shell of autism you are only ones with the inside information to do it. The only help I can offer is Temple Grandin's Thinking In Pictures and the "blueprint" of old autism The Enigma by Andrew Hodges (1983) the Biography of Alan Truing 1912-1954, He was Gay Autistic and father of the computer and a W.W.II hero. His book seems to be the blueprint of working autism. As you read it you will see the autism in it the Experts have never seen.
I bid you peace and wish you well and HOPE one of you can do what we can't and break the code of autism among our traditional thinking "gate keepers." Anyone with a splinter skill in Psychology? (BTW) as of this writing adding to Temple Grandin's work with a book on Picture thought is TABOO several of us that have tried it have been blackballed from autism, perhaps you will have better luck or I can publish you once I get my Inventions built and sold.
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