05 Jun '11, 9pm

No I'm not an "autistic self-advocate" by @autismvox who provides false information about what I do

Being autistic is an advantage, according to a recently published article in the journal Evolutionary Psychology . Jared Reser, a brain science researcher and doctoral candidate in the University of Southern California Psychology Department, argues that many of the traits seen in autistic individuals including heightened abilities for concentration, spatial intelligence and memory -- and even an unusual capacity for being solitary and not being dependent on the usual sorts of human social interactions -- would have made someone a highly capable "hunter-gatherer" in prehistoric times. That is, some of the very aspects of autism that make everyday living so challenging for many autistic individuals like my teenage son Charlie -- such as huge difficulties adapting to change and new situations, whether a hamburger cooked a different way, a new teacher or a visit from his grand...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/health-policy/blog/the-autism...

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care2.com 05 Jun '11, 11pm

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care2.com 04 Jun '11, 11pm

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