One world is the Autism Continuum. Many people say any body on the Autism Spectrum has to be weary when telling others they are Autistic. Autistic could mean those people on the Autism Spectrum with Autistic Disorder constantly flapping their hands and not being able to talk. I prefer to say Autie/Aspie Community in the Autism Continuum since I believe any body can reach high functioning Asperger Syndrome in adulthood just by early intervention. It is important to teach somebody on the Continuum the necessary tools to succeed in this world because any body would be respected more. Otherwise when the person reaches adulthood, they will develop more and more problems.
Another world on Earth is the Neurotypical Continuum. The Neurotypical Continuum becomes a more accepted part of society than Autism by what I observe because majority rules. Many Neurotypicals are afraid of the unknown Autism Continuum. Neurotypicals don’t quite understand it and most doctors who are mostly Neurotypical have a very hard time diagnosing Autism and even Asperger Syndrome because they can not understand. If the Autism Continuum never existed, we would be missing a lot of great talents in the world which makes the world go round. I suppose that the Autism Continuum runs parallel to the Neurotypical Continuum.
Many people don’t like when they see someone they feel is different not acting/performing like them. Two parallel worlds are colliding on Earth. Eventually the worlds become one and every body teaches one another their different ways and sees a bright new way of doing things. There is so much the two parallel worlds can learn from each other if only every body would try to learn and not sneer at the unknown. The unknown can be very scary at times, but you must break away past it. Otherwise any body becomes anxious and worries about life.
Take it easy and posting soon,
That’s an interesting claim that anyone on the spectrum can read HFA with appropriate early intervention. I’m not sure that I believe it but I’d like to.
I have a friend whose brother was institutionalised aged 13. He’s over 40 now and still doesn’t recognise, or react to, most of his family. His mother was a teacher too. I believe that this boy got a lot of early intervention (albeit 1970’s and 1980’s style). I’m still wondering if he could have escaped his condition.
In the meantime, I have another friend with a young boy (8), already classified as HFA but until a year ago, completely non-verbal. He’s getting a lot of good intervention and I’m watching intently. For my opinion, it could be the decider.