a There's never been a better time to...

a There's never been a better time to be autistica

There are 3 comments on the Spiked story from Mar 25, 2011, titled a There's never been a better time to be autistica. In it, Spiked reports that:

In the run-up to a speech in London, author Roy Richard Grinker challenges the idea that there's an autism 'epidemic' spread by 'malign forces'. The American social anthropologist Roy Richard Grinker, father of two teenagers - one autistic, one not - and author of Unstrange Minds: Remapping the World of Autism , is giving a lecture in London for ...

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#1 Mar 25, 2011
Interesting perspective.

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#2 Mar 26, 2011
I should update my blog soon and collect links and maybe news articles that tell that aspergers and autism can create needed and unique brain differences.

I, personally, wasn't described as intellectually disabled. As of now, I am choosing to focus on learning more about subjects that eluded my concentration and puzzled me because of my black and white thinking. My thinking is not as black and white as it was when I was younger. During those times, apparently I suffering because of "lack of resources" and lack of communication within family life.

Later on, I learned that this black and white thinking was a symptom of a high verbal memory I.Q. If I had difficulties with math, for example, mathematics must be for brain differences that do not leave much of any room for remembering lots of information about multiple subjects rathan an obsessive interest in maybe one or two subjects. We all of different abilities and we also have different styles of learning.

Even to this day, I still feel brainwashed by societies ignorant beleif system of normal and abnormal. Unique doesn't go directly towards the concept of malignity.

My beleif system can go in another direction, however. Sometimes some of us feel that we can create a better qaulity of life and that this makes who we are as a gift. Perhaps those feelings and ideas can remain.

It appears to me that many societies have very little concept for the attainment of happiness and we do not want to admit that we create our own version of it through material needs or the material world etc. Perhaps we just need a higher power that we always known inherit in our minds until we relied on the material world to meet all of our needs. We are just creating suffering because of our own pride in ourselves.

Winnipeg, Canada

#3 Apr 3, 2011
friend wrote:
Interesting perspective.
Yeah real interesting, a guy selling books and talking about pygmies.

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