I know you mean well. You have your story to tell. You feel a need to get the words out there where all can see them. Because there is this glimmer of hope that somehow it will help. Well it won’t. It never has, and it never will. The actual cause célèbre doesn’t make any … Continue reading Shut up about Autism already
The two are not related. Not in any direct way other than both being disorders (not diseases) of the mind. Yet there are certain characteristics of both which share a kind of commonality, although in inverse terms. It’s surprising how many young people I know with Autism and how many old people I know with … Continue reading Autism and Alzheimer’s
The day is here, and here is the day: I’m unwrapping no presents and eating leftovers. No, I’m not some poverty-stricken derelict who’s poorer than Bob Cratchit. We don’t really “do” Christmas in our family, because it’s a holiday for Christians. Or at least it should be. The way it’s been commercialized is absolutely sickening, … Continue reading So this is Christmas
Just thought I’d mention a few things you may not know about. First of all, the most accurate information about Autism is buried on a hard drive somewhere. You see, they asked an Autistic person who was high functioning (Asperger’s) and also happened to be an electrical engineer and psychologist to look into the matter. … Continue reading Give us this day our daily struggle
Well Autism Month is over with. More than a week past in fact. Time to stop writing about it. Time to stop talking about it. Time to pretend it doesn’t exist anymore. That’s it. Each and every cause gets its moment in the sun, and then gets buried until next year. Or until the next … Continue reading The End
Pick a label, any label, applied to a person. Pigeonhole them with it. Make certain they fall into the expected results. “If A is present then also C and F must be present. If B is present then also C and D must be present. C can not exist without A or B; there is … Continue reading Remove the labels
My own experience with Autism is a strange one. It involves research and rejection and frustration to ad nauseum levels. I have a surprisingly large number of Autistic friends. And whereas I have never been formally diagnosed (thankfully, as it turns out) it is fairly evident that I am one of the fortunate Asperger’s victims. … Continue reading Aut thou aware?