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Posted 8/21/15 , edited 8/21/15

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My point was a cure would be good but i feel Parents would force it onto there children without the childs consent and how is that ok if that's ok we might aswell start saying things like circumcision are ok.


Who in their right mind (no pun intended) wouldn't want to be cured of something that is a detriment in various ways? Why would you willingly choose to subject yourself to all the problems that come with it? That sounds like a masochist to me. I see no problem with it being forced if it is indeed a cure and isn't misdiagnosed. I highly doubt an advantage here and there outweighs the negatives that come with this condition. You said that you yourself couldn't even dress yourself until 10 or so. That should give you an idea of why it should be cured. Also, using circumcision as a comparison is just awful. Not relatable.

I won't even get into the genetic side of it and the chances of it being hereditary. Though I will say people need to stop the hate on this condition and be able to realize the setbacks of it, I'll also state (in my opinion) it is stupid to choose to continue to live this way. It's great how far we've come with treatments for this but let's no delude ourselves into thinking we're better off left this way. That's taking a step backwards.
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How do you feel about parents displining a autistic child like a non autistic child? Say if they are being punished for something that parents see as mischieve behavior...but are just symptoms?

Well I think maybe that's the parents not possibly acknowledging/caring about their child's autism.

But I feel it might depend on the child & what the punishment is for their discipline to seem bad or not.
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FlyinDumpling wrote:

How do you feel about parents displining a autistic child like a non autistic child? Say if they are being punished for something that parents see as mischieve behavior...but are just symptoms?

Well I think maybe that's the parents not possibly acknowledging/caring about their child's autism.

But I feel it might depend on the child & what the punishment is for their discipline to seem bad or not.


The red part is probably the best way to go about it. Every child is going to be different regardless of their symptoms being the same as any other child. Best to trust the parents to know how to handle things as they will know their child best.
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anzn wrote:


FlyinDumpling wrote:

How do you feel about parents displining a autistic child like a non autistic child? Say if they are being punished for something that parents see as mischieve behavior...but are just symptoms?

Well I think maybe that's the parents not possibly acknowledging/caring about their child's autism.

But I feel it might depend on the child & what the punishment is for their discipline to seem bad or not.


The red part is probably the best way to go about it. Every child is going to be different regardless of their symptoms being the same as any other child. Best to trust the parents to know how to handle things as they will know their child best.
with the assumption that those people are good parents
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with the assumption that those people are good parents


Of course.
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Meh. I look down on my own autism. It's one of the reasons I would never have kids. It seriously fucked with my childhood and to this day I feel almost inhuman because of it. I wouldn't want to put another person through that, and I wouldn't want to go through what my mother has gone through because of it.
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Autistic individuals today are treated much better than in the past and there has been nothing less than remarkable progress in it's treatment.40 years ago they were ,in many cases, just institutionalized.
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A lot of human beings have the tenancy to feel superior around others whom they deem to be 'weaker' or 'less important' than themselves.

This can include those with mental handicaps, or just people who are withdrawn and have a shy personality.

It's kind of why I'd rather be a cat tbh.
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It seems to be a trendy thing among a certain segment of people on the internet, to use autism as an insult or make memes out of it. I don't understand it, but maybe the reason isn't all that important to begin with.
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Meh. I look down on my own autism. It's one of the reasons I would never have kids. It seriously fucked with my childhood and to this day I feel almost inhuman because of it. I wouldn't want to put another person through that, and I wouldn't want to go through what my mother has gone through because of it.


Dude I think your awesome to be aware of what makes you an individual anytime you need a kickstand PM me never feel bad of what cards were dealt to you not your fault life is a bitch and we are just trying to survive
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Sociopath in training?
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It's because a person with autism sorta looks ok on the outside, which creates a deception in which people start to expect that person to be also ok on the inside, and this is what causes the misconception. I had many handicapped people complain that they get wrongly treated. People saying, oh why can't you grab this , or bend down to do that. And when they hear that person is handicapped, ok , it's said, but the brain of these people cannot comprehend it, because they look 100% ok from the outside, and due to that inner conflict, it's so hard for people to accept it, and even harder to understand it, because those people who are ok, cannot feel nor experience the mind of handicapped people, or people with mental problems.

The only thing you can do is understand that they don't understand, and try to explain it to them if necessary as clear as possible in order to create understanding. That said, i feel sorry for what you are going through. The lack of understanding must be hard.
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People are just ignorant plain and simple. And when I say ignorant I mean that they cant think critically. I remember all through school trying to tell people to give the kid i our class that had Aspergers a break cause he couldn't help being loud and shit, their response was "ya but he's a jerk" Like wtf are you stupid?? He can't help it that's literally part of his condition you intolerant fuck. I don't think people want to understand aspergers/autism because it would mean they would have to sacrifice a little bit to get along with them.
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People are just ignorant plain and simple. And when I say ignorant I mean that they cant think critically. I remember all through school trying to tell people to give the kid i our class that had Aspergers a break cause he couldn't help being loud and shit, their response was "ya but he's a jerk" Like wtf are you stupid?? He can't help it that's literally part of his condition you intolerant fuck. I don't think people want to understand aspergers/autism because it would mean they would have to sacrifice a little bit to get along with them.


Whats cool in California we have money for an aid to help the child by shadowing him so teacher can not be interrupted and the student who has needs gets individual attention from first grade for how long they need my nephew said I don't want it any more in high school he is a C student but happy
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There's a stigma toward mental illness in general, and , let's face it, people with autism act sometimes in ways that people without autism consider obviously inappropriate. It's a sort of crude humor in those instances more than a stigma, although the stigma does play a part even when people are joking.

I'm guessing people are afraid or unsettled by those that are mentally ill because they don't understand exactly how mental illness works. A fear of the unknown, basically, like a fear of darkness. A mentally ill person might be unpredictable or act in ways that cause discomfort to people around them. In some cases, I do think a heightened sense of alertness and fear are warranted. But that's true for when one encounters almost anyone whose behavior is unknown and unpredictable to him/her. This is why you don't get in a stranger's van or something. Say hi to them and be nice, sure, maybe. You don't care if the stranger is insane or a bad person, you just don't know. That slight cost of increased alertness helps eliminate the risk of being kidnapped, which is a result with a fairly high degree of harm.

So, people ought to be aware of their own mannerisms and behaviors, but they don't necessarily need to correct them if they seriously evaluate them and come to the belief that it is objectively not worthwhile to act the opposite.

As for OP, this is sadly a widespread issue. People see others acting in ways they deem to be funny or inappropriate so they poke fun of them. Like how a person in the US or in Australia might poke fun of some immigrant or starry-eyed tourist who doesn't fully understand the culture of the country he is visiting.
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