Toilet Training Woes
"AUTISM- The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
I attended David's back to school night. Two other parents were there and we were discussing with the teacher our wish for potty training. None of our sons are trained. The teacher told us that the boys are being introduced to the toilet. David being David is more interested in how the toilet works than in how his body works in conjunction with the toilet. I'm hopeful that he will be trained one day. Hopefully before puberty. Way before puberty. "
In all this Autism mess is the simple long forgotten idea of Autism's Physical Pain Tolerance. While the normal people that "know us so well" can't even fathom we don't feel pain which translates to the need to go or when we are done in the bathroom , this simple ideal is the simple truth to Autism . Those of us doing the double blind autism experience that was possible long before Rain Man made Autism a Buzzword can tell you the trials and tribulations we did to figure out toilet habits. We don't have the luxury of feeling the pressure build up to clue us in when it is time to go.
Modern Autism is hell bent on Autism the Epidemic and only listening to its own self elected experts that those of us in the real world only tend to embarrass, the professionals that really don't know autism at all. OLD crypto sensitive Autism (as we are spun today) had entire chapters on our Pain tolerance and even how that related to our toilet habits. It had stories and X Rays of our painless injuries. Psychosomatic Injuries were not even thought about as the real professionals of the time tried to confirm our injury and pain stories before judging us.
Long before Autism was a buzzword we discovered we did VERY well just being left alone in the bathroom to discover our tolieiting needs alone. Of Course now a days were too stupid to be left alone . As our untrained keen senses make us present odd and indeed stupid no one in Autism Research circles is left that knows what it is we need to do to even think. All the old Time Professionals that Dr Rimland Ran out of the Autism Research Field , hopefully by accident were the last ones beside our Parents that could explain our thoughts ,senses and autism ways to you. Of Course Autism Speaks but it refuses to listen especially when it knows it will be eating "crow" ( saying ).
Rich Shull on the Blog Pre Rain Man Autism