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Chris Packham subject of TV documentary on 17 October

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Nesf

I really look forward to watching this.

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Sanctuary

I've now see this and it was very good. Much of what he said will resonate with members here. He explored "cures" for autism that some are using in the USA. He was sceptical of the value of these and said in his view the best therapy or "cure" for AS / autism is just being alone - when we are alone our differences cease to be a problem. He's been able to build a career around his specialised interest in wildlife and he rightfully pointed out there should be far more emphasis on what individuals with AS can do rather than the usual focus on what they can't do. 

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Nesf

It was better than other documentaries I've seen on autism, perhaps because it was narrated from an insider's perspective, that of an autistic person, rather than from an outsider's point of view. I could relate a lot to what he said, especially how he had to find coping mechanisms to deal with academic life and to get by in a job or environment that demands a lot of interaction. I feel that I'm in a similar situation, though I don't have the added pressure of having to appear on TV.

I can relate to what he says about his mind wandering and jumping from topic to topic and not being able to focus on what a person is saying. This is a huge issue for me - my mind just wants to go off on its own tangent. I also struggle with processing and catching up when a person changes subject. I agree that people need to try to understand autistic people rather than trying to 'cure' them. I liked that he conducted an interview with someone who was saying how valuable autistic people are to society.

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Gone home

I can relate to it, but not sure what to make of it as it was necessarily made for TV and fairly superficial ... looking forward to part two next week though as it just seemed to end hanging / incomplete. 

I wonder how the NT community found it?

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Sofi

I thought it was good. I liked how they used a little boy to play him when he was younger, it made the programme very lifelike. I could relate to him explaining his intensity of love of his special interests. I didn't realise there was part two next week, that's good, I'll look forward to it.

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collectingrocks

I watched it and could related to much of it.

My wife and I had a good laugh when he was talking about buying a sweater (or jacket) and buys 3 of them...who else would do that...? :lol:

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Gone home

Well there was no part two.
Its stirred up a lot of naive outrage within the warped ABA cults - because he was not supportive of them.

 

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Nesf
10 hours ago, collectingrocks said:

.who else would do that...?

I would :lol: I have multiple copies of clothes that I like.

9 hours ago, Gone home said:

Well there was no part two.
Its stirred up a lot of naive outrage within the warped ABA cults - because he was not supportive of them.

 

That doesn't surprise me. The way those kids in ABA were being treated in the footage was appalling.

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collectingrocks
15 minutes ago, Nesf said:

I would :lol: I have multiple copies of clothes that I like.

Yes I bought 3 of the same last week in different colours 😆

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