Inclusion in Autism , a hot topic
Well, there are some buzzwords for you and today they are nearly an impossible vision and in the golden days of Autism before the curse of Rain Man, we actually pulled off the feat quite a few times! The autism blue print manual The Enigma tells of autism's hero and father of the computer hob knobing with heads of state and his peers and while no one could call Alan's way socially perfect they eventually yielded reasonable results. Even the Autistic like me, that build on Temple Grandin's work do very well socially and that is primarily due to the fact Autism was for us not a problem but rather an asset. Before autism was diagnosable and no "brilliant" expert was there screaming autism, group home, group home, special needs this and that we were doing autism all on our own and naturally we were absently being allowed to develop in our own strange way. You know it worked! If the 200 or so us that form our high functioning group could be admitted to and our odd stories told the obvious we did to become social would be seen as impossible today as modern Autism practice lost track of all of autism's ideals when Rain Man reinvented the Autism Wheel. Short of a few lucky souls form this modern generation absently falling upon luck like we did, there is no may Modern autism can even come close to Inclusion. To the so called autism experts autism is a neurological disorder and it is just that attitude that really did turn Autism into the very Neurological condition it seems to be. The Neurological Disorder sounds so much better than the simple we don't know what were doing ideal. Modern Autism knows full well they admit to us and their "game is up."
If Autism Included us in their Autism equation lots of autism experts would be proven not to be experts and even worse they would be 'Modern Autism Experts' and all of their knowledge is minus the old Crypto sensitive Autism Guidelines time and Dr Rimland forgot as they made way for Autism to be an epidemic will once again prove to be the saving grace of autism.
So now -a- days Autism minus the real life real world experience we were privileged to endure leaves us Zombies and social idiots and then the "Autism experts" are screaming inclusion. If they knew one thing of the autism they push they would realize what we do-Autism social skills and human Social skills don't work as you think they do. If they included old working autism and the Temple Grandins in autism they would be in for a shock on just what worked. I fear however it is a shock no modern autism "Expert" could ever handle as the experts would have to admit the very retards they are researching (us) actually figured out the autism we were born with. Experts of any stripe are just not programmed like that and would rather see many more families ruined and kids in a group home (job security) than ever admit they messed up Autism accidentally on purpose. There is little if any difference between the MR/DD Autism of today and the Little Professor Autism of yesterday other than perception I am GLAD WE WERE NOT included in Autism's charade called Rain Man or we to would be in the group home spinning our thumbs.
The Day Autism Experts can tell us of Picture in Picture thoughts, they are built on Temple Grandin's explanation of Still and Motion Picture Thoughts from her book called Thinking In Pictures They will be able to tell you Picture-in Picture thoughts are the autism thoughts that serve to make us social. Of Course Modern 'so called" experts run all of out of town when we talk picture thoughts but they don't realize picture thoughts that happen during our lack of eye contact are simply the building block thoughts all human minds do. once we figure that out we can mimic normal thoughts. Who would have dreamed Autistic could have Figured out autism? Evidentially the "Experts" are still stumped and plan on staying that way they have jobs to keep. I included this last bit here as someday I know some aspie will read this explanation and "know" Instantly just what I am talking about and they will suddenly blossom socially. Of Course, modern Autism will be first in line to claim credit for their success but it will actually be self realization of their internal Di Vinci code.
Rich Shull on the blog Pre Rain Man Autism on Line at http://prerainmanautim.blogspot.com