I have had an online presence for many years now and I'm on many different online boards and groups ranging from Autism to Political to Science and Psychology groups. I often present as anything BUT Autistic in the eyes of others and of course compared to the modern day version of Autism I don't present autistic at all. None of us do in our old autism group for that matter. That just proves how simple Autism can be and once was. It is a different kind of human thought that has yet to grace a text book. It is both MR/DD and Einstein and we are the only ones to ride the wave from end to end.
For the record I was officially diagnosed Asperger/Autisitc by Dr. Susan J . Rautio_Dietz Ph.D. of Bloomington Indiana. I had several long sessions in her office and did many tests of all types and my parents were interviewed as well. I was diagnosed to the Older Autism Standards those before the Rain Man Era. I was 35 at the time and really did present rather odd (like todays autisitc) but, have fit the rest of my picutre thoughts together since then to become whole. Autism figured out is normal thoughts!
I think there is a penalty for doing too well in life and it is very easy to assume everyone Autistic is Group home material. There are points deducted for driving and being Social and for indeed figuring out a different kind of human thought process. It all amounts to autism is really easy, it has just never been experienced by the normal population before so there for it is totally misunderstood. Modern Autism knows just enough of autism to be dangerous and If they were playing with dynamite they still would not have enough knowledge to blow their brains out. Of course factor in the fear factor and the hype of the modern autism mess and you have to admit that success is not tolerated: only autistic people in group homes or those performing life off key are accepted. Peer Reviewed Autism surrounds itself with the Easy Autism the Group home autism so their jobs are secure, there is no real chance of brain strain here. I wonder just how many Autism Professionals linger in Autism as its an easy unchecked career? If they did their job they would have discovered the building blocks of the mind by now, just like we have done.
Rich Shull on the blogs Atomic autism and Pre Rain Man Autism. Rich is the author of the self Published book called Pre Rain Man Autism, a book built on Temple's Thinking in Pictures this work takes autism to the threshold of normal thoughts. Rich is also inventor of The Turing Motor a 70% efficient Green, triple hybrid car motor with no up and down moving parts. The average car will get 90 MPG with it.