Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Dr-David-Banner

Time For More Involvement?

Recommended Posts

Dr-David-Banner

I can sense lately an increasing risk of what we knew as Asperger Syndrome falling back to the kind of unawareness of the seventies and eighties. That is lack of systematic, organised and well-researched support, diagnosis and awareness. This may leave younger people in limbo and unaware their struggles to survive in school (or at work) have a definite neurological and psychological basis. Accurate information needs to be made available. There needs to be sufficient qualified specialists and also full awareness by GP's. I don't see this happening in the future without more involvement from autistic people. That is formation of helplines, support awareness groups and general pro-activeness. There are still plenty of people around who understand the real struggles that relate to autism and HFA but many of these were helped by the sudden awareness around 2000. In fact that was how I found out Asperger Syndrome existed. It did take me some years to fully understand the condition but, at the time, the basic outline of the main symptoms listed solved a lifelong puzzle. These are: Instinctive communication problems (non-verbal), Low emotional empathy, withdrawel, being bullied or excluded, meltdowns, repetitive behaviour, obsessions with interests, noise sensitivity and skin sensitivity plus information processing and attention issues (communicative). Although the fuller understanding and study of AS and HFA is far more complex, we can at least make people aware of the basic outline. We should also be encouraging more AS people to specialise in psychology at degree level perhaps. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Dr-David-Banner

I continue to use the term Asperger Syndrome as personally I found Asperger's essays to be far more positive than rival doctors like Leo Kanner. The whole pool of information based on Asperger was what led me to awareness of an actual condition. Although there were reasons for the Autism Spectrum Disorder reform, it seems to me awareness is dropping. We need far more involvement so others get professional support in the future. This means published information, even voluntary groups, articles, newsletters and awareness. If not we risk reliance on over-worked GPs and huge waiting lists to see consultants. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Ben

The last thing anyone needs is MORE awareness campaigns on anything. We need to knock down this current society,  and rebuild a new model as the old one falls. Get the people seeing colours they never knew even existed and get their minds to comprehend numbers with trillions upon trillions of zeros added - or in other words. ward off ignorance and expand the minds of everyone.

Society has a habit of playing things safe and colouring between the lines. I mean, who even said that we have a disability? Who said that a dyslexic  is "doing it wrong" - when they're actually the ones with the power to create that fantasy colour of mine  when they indulge in those non-linear brain patterns. Or that an Autistic is "obsessed with numbers" - when they're multiplying those enormous numbers I told you about with even BIGGER numbers. Numbers that could be so large that they return to zero again. 

It always seems to me that those with a "disability"  convey unbridled passion, whilst those calling them 'special' or 'disabled' are just a bunch of boring fucking squares who play it safe all the time.

It's the craving for safety and comfort that's the real problem here. 

Edited by Ben

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Dr-David-Banner

I don't view HFA as disability either. I think what you refer to, Ben, is happening to a larger degree in Russia. Drugs are being advocated and pushed as a "cure" for so-called sick people. I even get the impression somehow my decades of experience "living" HFA is dismissed (on Russian forums) as presumably no institution rubber stamped my imput. And I say "No way!"Non autistic specialists can only view this externally from the outside but I experienced all of it inwardly. No, it's not a disability (more so if we can get through the depression and anxiety). As you mentioned maths, check out Grigory Perelman - the very weird mathematician  strongly suspected of Asperger Syndrome. "Awareness" - I think the origen of Asperger Syndrome was positive. The snag is although we have much to offer, we suffer from lack of "connection" or misunderstanding. Amazingly even Perelman was living on just 200 dollars a month! 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Ben
On 6/10/2019 at 9:36 PM, Dr-David-Banner said:

I don't view HFA as disability either. I think what you refer to, Ben, is happening to a larger degree in Russia. Drugs are being advocated and pushed as a "cure" for so-called sick people. I even get the impression somehow my decades of experience "living" HFA is dismissed (on Russian forums) as presumably no institution rubber stamped my imput. And I say "No way!"Non autistic specialists can only view this externally from the outside but I experienced all of it inwardly. No, it's not a disability (more so if we can get through the depression and anxiety). As you mentioned maths, check out Grigory Perelman - the very weird mathematician  strongly suspected of Asperger Syndrome. "Awareness" - I think the origen of Asperger Syndrome was positive. The snag is although we have much to offer, we suffer from lack of "connection" or misunderstanding. Amazingly even Perelman was living on just 200 dollars a month! 

It's actually my goal to unify the human race before I die. It probably won't happen, but I'm going to have a jolly good crack at it. 

As it is, my manuscripts contain quite a bit of subliminal messaging (hey, might as well take any opportunity to sell right?) it's not preachy or in your face, but the message will whisper softly in the background and burrow into the readers subconscious mind. 

But all of that is top secret. I'm using a pseudonym in case I'm tracked down and shot. Like Gandhi was. Or like MLK was. Or like John was. Or like Tupac was. Or like JFK was. Or like... well, yeah, you get the jist. 

Edited by Ben

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Dr-David-Banner
8 hours ago, Ben said:

It's actually my goal to unify the human race before I die. It probably won't happen, but I'm going to have a jolly good crack at it. 

As it is, my manuscripts contain quite a bit of subliminal messaging (hey, might as well take any opportunity to sell right?) it's not preachy or in your face, but the message will whisper softly in the background and burrow into the readers subconscious mind. 

But all of that is top secret. I'm using a pseudonym in case I'm tracked down and shot. Like Gandhi was. Or like MLK was. Or like John was. Or like Tupac was. Or like JFK was. Or like... well, yeah, you get the jist. 

I too am developing what I see as an obvious philosophy. In a sense, part of it is similar to the Indigo interpretation. Anyway, I concluded autism diagnosis can be developed into a big positive if one can learn to work through the negative symptoms such as anxiety and stress. I notice a tiny minority of autistic people such as Grigory Perelman steamed ahead with their goals without being sidetracked by anxiety or phobias and so forth. All these great scientists, mathematicians or musicians were remote and disconnected. They were extreme theoretical personality types. There is one quote by Tesla where he stated the absolute key to super evolutionary progess is the pursuit of non- physical science. That which your physical senses can't detect such as atoms, electrons, positrons or electromagnetic energies. At present we are heavily connected to the physical world and so dominated by the very basic need to eat and work, we have no time to think. I repeat my old comment: No massive invention or step forwards was conceived by groups in classrooms. It was mostly outcasts or rejects who took new directions. According to Tesla isolation is one key factor to inventiveness. This was a part of John Lennon's psyche as well as others judged "no hopers" by society. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Dr-David-Banner

Years of my autism were wasted by my being dominated by the anxiety and low confidence that comes with it. It took me years to rebuild self belief. It took me years to discover Hans Asperger. It took me many years to conclude autistics tend to be theoretical as opposed to practical or applied. Despite what society teaches, it is OK to be lazy and physically non productive. To think really deep requires "all" your energy at the expense of low physical output (motor impairment). Either your thinking is burned up by worry or it is channeled into an objective. During the eighties all my thinking was dominated by depression and stress. Such as "how can I be liked or fit in more?" Some rare individuals were lucky. Albert Einstein never allowed anxiety to take root but chose physics as his goal at an early age. All his mental energies went into physics. Practically he was at best an average engineer but recognised this early on. Point? Being disconnected and isolated can be a positive condition. So many people (the majority) work 95 per cent but devote just 5 per cent to thinking deeply.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Dr-David-Banner

What can really change your outlook is when you realise perception can be an illusion. Human beings are wired to judge on the basis of appearance. For example, we all physically resemble marine organism internally so if we viewed ourselves as we really are, there would be no sexual attraction. So we have an outer appearance so others then view us on that basis. So it's really illusion and beauty may well not be visually perceptible. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.