Even Fragile X
The beautiful piece of autism jewelry above designed to help fund the new designer autism.
It is just wonderful; It truly is devinne ,as are many piece's offered by a company making many more Autism items. I got this picture from an Email they sent me. They indeed have a good heart, good intentions as all of autism does but the run away train of Designer Autism is going down a cliff.
I posted on this blog some years ago a bit on Fragile X . The rest of the story on Fragile X that you never hear in Autism Circles was the discovery was once hailed in the Gay Community. The same Fragile X studies were a great predictor if one was gay or not. It had very good even remarkable predicting powers and was right nearly all of the time. It was a sensation in the gay press for a time in the early 90's .
Perhaps like much of the so called research of today it lost its appeal or could not make enough money for its "champions" so they re engineered their fragile X to tap in to Autism's money pot? If the GLBT gay autism folks were admitted to suddenly the Fragile X and the autism studies would be merged perhaps in a very big way?
Autism has us pegged to a group home and for sure ,we are all 'straight' when we live in that group home. If we are allowed to be sexual at all,not likely it certainly would not be open ,let alone gay. Even if an aspie is gay there is little if any support for the way we naturally are unless we somehow break out out of autism's grip like many of us mostly older, mostly gay ,mostly high functioning working group do. Gay people never really needed the Fragile X test to prove to themselves who they were, but it went miles in proving it was 'who we were' to those thinking Gay was a choice. Once that point was made, there was no money left in the obvious. Gay people were not going to spend money to tell themselves the obvious.
Just like our story that builds on Temple Grandins and our story of successful autism practice will never be admitted to these days. As a result autism is left to its own designer fate. Current autism thinking will for ever miss the point it is tyring so hard to find as it never kept the ground work in place to have a foundation to build upon. Autism is cause with out a cause and just sadly a marketing ploy (with good intentions) and a dose of peer review soul searching- taking advantage of a population of people that missed the boat in some ways. Admitting to those of us that missed Designer Autism's fate will cripple the autism empire and deflate autism to what it really is, a never in print before different kind of human thought process that has never graced a text book.
By the time we go from MR/DD anti social retards to Einstein at a typically late age the hand writing is on the wall and even if we invent the computer were too little too late. The building blocks of the mind we figured out are just awesome and explain the nuts and bolts of man's mind but what we discovered might as well be encrypted as it will remain that way until some very brave psychology researchers interested in human progress and the living missing link, buck the trend and does real honest research and discovers what we have figured out- the source code to the human mind. Too bad Designer Autism side tracked the honest discovery that was ever so close to real life exposure right before Rain Man Era Autism sent all of mankind for a slam dunk,,,, CURSE you Rain Man the Movie!
Rich Shull on the blog Pre Rain Man Autism