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Post Reply A Muppet with autism to be welcomed soon on 'Sesame Street'
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Good! I'm also glad that the Muppet is a girl. A lot of girls with ASD are forgotten or never properly diagnosed compared to their male counterparts. I was diagnosed when I was 11 and I was bullied growing up.
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PrinceJudar wrote:


Rujikin wrote:

Wonderful autists won Trump the election! They deserve a spot on sesame street!


I don't think I'd vote for him even if I was high as fuck.



Every autistic person I know (myself included) really dislikes Trump and would never vote for him. Most of them to this day greatly dislike him. Trump to many seems to "Shun the Unique." Dislike of that which doesn't fit to the doctrine. Straight, white, Christian, Male/Female. If you don't fit that (aka LGBT, Autistic, Any other Religion, Any other Race) you will be bashed on.

Onto the topic. I am glad to see an Autistic Muppet (Jesus that combo made me chuckle). Autism is something that is not taught very well around the world, especially in 3rd, 2nd world countries and the USA (cant speak for Russia atm, will ask a friend who lives there). Being exposed to this at a young age may help people understand it better.

I will never forge the time I told someone in my University (about 1.5 years ago) that I was autistic. He said "really?" I was like "yup." Want to know what he said next...

"Thanks for telling me!" He then held out his hand and said "This is called shaking hands. You grab my hand and it shows social interaction and thanks!" I nearly wanted to choke him out. I have also had teachers in High School (when I was diagnosed) who thought I was an idiot and said "You can do addition, multiplication, division and subtraction right?" Yes I bloody well can! I am rank 6 in my grade right now! I AM HERE FOR A REASON!

These are just a few examples of many (that I am others probably share) of how poorly ASD is known in the USA.
*ASD = Autism Spectrum Disorder
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jaykirbydudee wrote:

Good for Sesame Street.
Now then, who wants to set up the timer for when the character gets pulled for being "too controversial" or rustling one too many people's jimmies?
Regardless, I wonder how many kids still actually watch sesame street. It's been going on for almost 50 years now.


"Old School" Sesame Street ended at the end of the 80's after original producer Jon Stone left.
It's been an "anthology" show ever since, starting with giving Elmo part of the show for himself. They tried to follow cable's lead and failed, now they're even on HBO.

And besides, we already had the "controversy" when South Africa's Sesame Street brought on an AIDS-positive Muppet (as it's a little more common a problem that SA kids would run into over there), and Pat Buchanan threw a fit thinking it was the US series.

That said, you have only to look at any Internet board to see Autistic Muppets posting every day...
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http://www.msn.com/en-us/tv/news/a-muppet-with-autism-to-be-welcomed-soon-on-sesame-street/ar-BBypx8I?OCID=ansmsnnews11
idont particuarely like sesame streetbut its good to see things like this happening so kids can grow up and not shun other people with autism,maybe more people will understand


Well your 22. I don't think you're meant to like it.
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PrinceJudar wrote:


Rujikin wrote:

Wonderful autists won Trump the election! They deserve a spot on sesame street!


I don't think I'd vote for him even if I was high as fuck.



Didn't you use to be a girl, before you suddenly remembered you were a guy? For the longest time I thought you were a self-hating woman, before I realized you were a stereotypical sexist.
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PrinceJudar wrote:

I don't think I'd vote for him even if I was high as fuck.



Didn't you use to be a girl, before you suddenly remembered you were a guy? For the longest time I thought you were a self-hating woman, before I realized you were a stereotypical sexist.


Or.. or, he could be a she who got tired of shit on the internet. I certainly know many girls who prefer to masquerade as males on the internet. Sure saves a lot of greif in some circumstances.

What do I know though? I am just a plebian who visits the CR forums on occasion.

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Not a bad idea. But I fear this could end disastrously.
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Dark_Alma wrote:


PrinceJudar wrote:


Rujikin wrote:

Wonderful autists won Trump the election! They deserve a spot on sesame street!


I don't think I'd vote for him even if I was high as fuck.



Every autistic person I know (myself included) really dislikes Trump and would never vote for him. Most of them to this day greatly dislike him. Trump to many seems to "Shun the Unique." Dislike of that which doesn't fit to the doctrine. Straight, white, Christian, Male/Female. If you don't fit that (aka LGBT, Autistic, Any other Religion, Any other Race) you will be bashed on.

Onto the topic. I am glad to see an Autistic Muppet (Jesus that combo made me chuckle). Autism is something that is not taught very well around the world, especially in 3rd, 2nd world countries and the USA (cant speak for Russia atm, will ask a friend who lives there). Being exposed to this at a young age may help people understand it better.

I will never forge the time I told someone in my University (about 1.5 years ago) that I was autistic. He said "really?" I was like "yup." Want to know what he said next...

"Thanks for telling me!" He then held out his hand and said "This is called shaking hands. You grab my hand and it shows social interaction and thanks!" I nearly wanted to choke him out. I have also had teachers in High School (when I was diagnosed) who thought I was an idiot and said "You can do addition, multiplication, division and subtraction right?" Yes I bloody well can! I am rank 6 in my grade right now! I AM HERE FOR A REASON!

These are just a few examples of many (that I am others probably share) of how poorly ASD is known in the USA.
*ASD = Autism Spectrum Disorder


jesus Christ, ive gotten things like thatas well
one being , when ive told ppl over the internet, they claimed I was aliar simply because I could type LOL
in rl ppl would be like "im surprised you can talk"
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redokami wrote:


Dark_Alma wrote:These are just a few examples of many (that I am others probably share) of how poorly ASD is known in the USA.
*ASD = Autism Spectrum Disorder


jesus Christ, ive gotten things like thatas well
one being , when ive told ppl over the internet, they claimed I was aliar simply because I could type LOL
in rl ppl would be like "im surprised you can talk"


Although there is also the perspective of the normal and High-Functioning towards the Autistic-spectrum on the Internet, ie. "In the name of freakin' humanity, PLEASE spell out real words, use capitals, and turn on your damn spellcheck; the outside world doesn't live inside your scrambled head!"

(Which continues to be one of the main blocks toward social acceptance, that I fear even the progressively left-leaning Sesame Workshop can do little to remedy.
Autism/Asperger's is a most trendy thing to idealize, until you run into the harsh realities...)
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Ejanss wrote:


redokami wrote:


Dark_Alma wrote:These are just a few examples of many (that I am others probably share) of how poorly ASD is known in the USA.
*ASD = Autism Spectrum Disorder


jesus Christ, ive gotten things like thatas well
one being , when ive told ppl over the internet, they claimed I was aliar simply because I could type LOL
in rl ppl would be like "im surprised you can talk"


Although there is also the perspective of the normal and High-Functioning towards the Autistic-spectrum on the Internet, ie. "In the name of freakin' humanity, PLEASE spell out real words, use capitals, and turn on your damn spellcheck; the outside world doesn't live inside your scrambled head!"

(Which continues to be one of the main blocks toward social acceptance, that I fear even the progressively left-leaning Sesame Workshop can do little to remedy.
Autism/Asperger's is a most trendy thing to idealize, until you run into the harsh realities...)


what the fuck are you talking about? my words are not made up
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Ejanss wrote:


redokami wrote:


Dark_Alma wrote:These are just a few examples of many (that I am others probably share) of how poorly ASD is known in the USA.
*ASD = Autism Spectrum Disorder


jesus Christ, ive gotten things like thatas well
one being , when ive told ppl over the internet, they claimed I was aliar simply because I could type LOL
in rl ppl would be like "im surprised you can talk"


Although there is also the perspective of the normal and High-Functioning towards the Autistic-spectrum on the Internet, ie. "In the name of freakin' humanity, PLEASE spell out real words, use capitals, and turn on your damn spellcheck; the outside world doesn't live inside your scrambled head!"

(Which continues to be one of the main blocks toward social acceptance, that I fear even the progressively left-leaning Sesame Workshop can do little to remedy.
Autism/Asperger's is a most trendy thing to idealize, until you run into the harsh realities...)


I can say in her defense, being an Aspie makes it hard af to write and spell correctly. However, I do use spell check and I have been to various forms of supplementary teaching and tutoring to be able to write half way coherently. I still rely heavily on spell check (though in German I do much better because things are spelled like they are pronounced. None of that ph shit or the long or short a. German has a and ä in which a = ah and ä sounds like A in the alphabet.)

Something I have noticed from a lot of the proclaimed Aspies on the board is their rather poor English. I think I got lucky with a wealthy and understanding family (I broke the Autism thing before my little cousin Drew was born, he has low functioning autism. My grandpa didn't believe in Autism until me). It is thanks to my mother and father that I am able to do so well in University. It is still a struggle, but it works!
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Dark_Alma wrote:


Ejanss wrote:


redokami wrote:


Dark_Alma wrote:These are just a few examples of many (that I am others probably share) of how poorly ASD is known in the USA.
*ASD = Autism Spectrum Disorder


jesus Christ, ive gotten things like thatas well
one being , when ive told ppl over the internet, they claimed I was aliar simply because I could type LOL
in rl ppl would be like "im surprised you can talk"


Although there is also the perspective of the normal and High-Functioning towards the Autistic-spectrum on the Internet, ie. "In the name of freakin' humanity, PLEASE spell out real words, use capitals, and turn on your damn spellcheck; the outside world doesn't live inside your scrambled head!"

(Which continues to be one of the main blocks toward social acceptance, that I fear even the progressively left-leaning Sesame Workshop can do little to remedy.
Autism/Asperger's is a most trendy thing to idealize, until you run into the harsh realities...)


I can say in her defense, being an Aspie makes it hard af to write and spell correctly. However, I do use spell check and I have been to various forms of supplementary teaching and tutoring to be able to write half way coherently. I still rely heavily on spell check (though in German I do much better because things are spelled like they are pronounced. None of that ph shit or the long or short a. German has a and ä in which a = ah and ä sounds like A in the alphabet.)

Something I have noticed from a lot of the proclaimed Aspies on the board is their rather poor English. I think I got lucky with a wealthy and understanding family (I broke the Autism thing before my little cousin Drew was born, he has low functioning autism. My grandpa didn't believe in Autism until me). It is thanks to my mother and father that I am able to do so well in University. It is still a struggle, but it works!


it isn't so much that I cant spell and have poor English, its that when im thinking,the process of the thought going to paper is...or in this case spelled out on screen is...disrupted its hard for me to put it down the way I REALLY want it to be, ....also one of the reasons why I have mis understood arguments on here
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redokami wrote:

it isn't so much that I cant spell and have poor English, its that when im thinking,the process of the thought going to paper is...or in this case spelled out on screen is...disrupted its hard for me to put it down the way I REALLY want it to be, ....also one of the reasons why I have mis understood arguments on here


Then do what I do (and what my father taught me). Write it down and then do something for 5 minutes. Come back to it later and re-read it. If it sounds good and flows well, then submit. If not, try to clarify the issues which you saw. It greatly helps you clarify what you mean.

The research paper I am writing on Ophiolites I wrote about 3 months ago. It is going through its 7th iteration so far. Every time I see something new that I need to chance. Next month I will submit it to a group of professors to proof read it and give me insight on what extra I could add. Once all that is done I can put it onto a poster and present it in front of my peers and superiors.

Edit: I need to rest. I will respond to any message post haste tomorrow. I have two tests tomorrow afternoon.
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Good! I'm also glad that the Muppet is a girl. A lot of girls with ASD are forgotten or never properly diagnosed compared to their male counterparts. I was diagnosed when I was 11 and I was bullied growing up.


A big part of this is due to the genetic differences between girls and boys, and the fact that boys are 2-16 times more likely to be autistic (due to studies). Look up some research papers and refutable sites on how Autism changes between males and females. Females often show far fewer signs of autism due to the fact that they are more "socially adapt." Men are more spatial aware and less socially adapt. This makes it far easier to notice autism in males.

I will link you to a basic site for you to read at your pleasure.
http://www.autism.org.uk/about/what-is/gender.aspx

Also, you think diagnosis at 11 is late? Try me, I was 16 before I was diagnosed. I was diagnosed as schizophrenic, ADD, ADHD, and bipolar as well as a handful of other things before I was diagnosed with ASD. I would count you pretty lucky to be honest.
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P.S. Calling completely obsessed people Autists is a term of endearment on the internet.


Yeah, no, it's not.
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