"Children and adolescents with Asperger Syndrome (AS) can intrigue and confound us- often simultaneously. Designed for participants with a basic knowledge of AS, this workshop will present a framework that allows us to build upon strengths in order to minimize challenges in the real world. Participants will learn accommodations, modifications, and direct teaching strategies that optimize availability for learning and enhance social cognition, communication, and emotional competence. The workshop will emphasize practical strategies that can be used across school, home, and community settings"
From Rich Shull.
As students from old autism and its working past we often confounded our teachers , tutors and even ourselves. Autism the autism we have figured out in a never in print before thought process actually does provide the glimpse of hope and explains WHY many of us from the old age of autism made it in real life. We have discovered Autism is the building blocks of the human mind and Autism is both MR/DD and Einstein and yes it even can be social normal people. Once we discover the autism beyond what Temple wrote about we also discover autism thoughts mimic normal thoughts just like you use eventually.
All of this mysterious Autism thought takes place during the lack of eye contact and that is where Rain Man the movie character 'read the phone book' from in his picture thoughts (your daydream type of thoughts) Picture thoughts like that are simply default autism thoughts and those same thoughts if honed and refined yield normal everyday thoughts just like you use. That is the scary part of autism suddenly a "stupid retard" can do something amazing? Well, the truth be told we can do a lot more than you ever dreamed.
Autism if the 'experts' would care to listen is not MR/DD although we certainly present that way especially when poured into the post rain man mold but rather it is the sub routine all humans do to think with. What we figure out with all of this picture thought business and lack of eye contact is simply the subthoughts a traditional thinker does naturally on their own "without thinking". Once we fill in the blanks learn our picture thoughts especially the social ones we do all right in life and many of us lucky ones excel in our fields usually via our splinter skills.
There are 200 more like me that do and build on Temple Grandin's work and take it all the to the bank. Modern Autism is naturally confused, wildly confused at that what they see the autism they invented the MR/DD helpless stuff and then they get caught off guard as we do something we should not? They should not be confused at all and in fact the crypto sensitive autism that time forgot had a line figured out on us and explained why it was we did the things we did and do. Modern autism either on purpose or out of ignorance naturally forgot our odd but true facts and even today when an autism student does the impossible it is a miracle not simple old figured out autism.
We don't have all the answers but If Autism would own up to us (if)and we could resume in the same spot where Crypto-sensitive Autism was cut off many years ago suddenly all of autism would start making sense again. Now, Modern Autism is going to be red faced but no one ever died from embarrassment And with the spin machine of autism today all this old new progress could be spun to their advantage I'm sure. The BUILDING BLOCKS Of man's mind and yet another frontier of the mind is at stake here I hate to think Autism would cheat Mankind of its core knowledge for the sake of its empire status. Please urge Autism leaders to investigate all of autism not just their "autism."
It seems the most practical thing Autism conferences could do is forget the idea of MR/DD and think of autism as foreign language- that has never been in a text book yet. Even better, those conference leaders could encourage the autism "experts" to make a sincere effort to figure out what we have. By the time we add a few 1000 pages to the psychology books autism will be figured out (again).
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