Do neurologists understand this behavior? It doesn't seem to be self-soothing like rocking back and forth. It looks so strange and disturbing.
They're little birds trapped in unwieldy human bodies...duh.
Here watch the video made by an autistic woman- it's incredibly interesting. She is able to write but not speak - she explains what she's doing. She doesn't explicitly state why she's waving her hands but tries to explain (through a synthetic voice) what's going on in her mind.
If they'd forget to feed her and demand she talk in order to eat, she'd learn in about two second. I had a cat that refused to meow and I taught it to speak on command.
And that's a CAT. No fooling a CAT, the animal that does whatever the fuck it wants.
Hey I see a lot of hands flapping around in Soho too!
Gays can't help flapping their arms. They have limp wrists. Why is that? Fisting?
Just how many autism threads do you plan on starting?
OP = troll.
So you're saying he:
So nobody know what causes this atavistic gesture?
R2's video reveals that women to be neurotypical enough to communicate her atypicality (ironic, I know). She never talks about the reasons for her behavior - was she actually interested in sharing her world, or just chastising us for not understanding it? It's like castigating someone for not understanding Egyptian hieroglyphics - you can't do that until you hand them a Rosetta Stone.
wow, r3, you starved your cat to make it cry out in hunger and you seem to think that starving people with autism will somehow ...what, exactly? cure them of autism? stop them from flapping their hands? meow for tuna?
if someone "forgot" to feed you would it cure you of your idiocy?
Perhaps, OP, they were all unduly influenced by Leonardo DiCaprio's performance in "What's Eating Gilbert Grape."
Funny how all the crazy mental people know how to beg for money and food. It's a great motivator.
If your belly gets empty you forget about your so called, mental issues long enough to eat.
And it's not hurting anyone. Cats in the wild often eat once or twice A WEEK. People take 30 or 40 days to cark it without food.
Americans just eat too damn much.
It could be a side effect from the antipsychotic meds many autistic people take.
They're flapping away the stench of your pussy.
My cousin doesn't do this. He's 7 years old. OP is a sick $18 hooker-troll.
R13, that isn't true. I know someone who was mentally ill who died of starvation, lived alone. Very sad.
Jesus, R3, you are pathological. Poor cat.
It has a name, the hand flapping, angelmans or something. I forget.
There are many reasons for this behavior.
Some do it, when they are anxious, agitated, exited, nervous, and etc.
Non-autistic people flap their hands too, if they get excited after winning the lottery. They'll jump up and start flapping their hands.
They'll flap their hands, when they eat something too spicy.
Well, not quite in the same manner as am autistic, but the flapping is a reaction to the sensory overload.
Tell us first why you do it OP.
Haha R21, shaming OP by saying that he acts autistic is hilarious!
Is it weird that I found r1's reply sort of sweet?
I've never seen ANYONE flap their arms when excited.
Jump up and down, yes, but only a mental defective would be flapping their arms.
Stimming releases tension and can be soothing. I don't flap my hands but I do other things like rock and hum deeply (the vibrations feel good).
Has anyone here seen that beautiful Iams cat food commercial concerning Ziggy the cat opening up autistic boy Jake's very private world?
Releases tension. It's like how normal people might yell or pound their hand on a table when mad. Maybe autistic people have tension build up to uncomfortable levels more quickly or often.
doh they are RETARDED
Ok troll. Really?
You bumped a year old thread to say THAT??
Are you 8?
Dat's duh suck job, OP!
Not rocket science. Have you ever "had it up to here and are about to lose your mind?" You flap. Now, imagine feeling like that much of the time. You'd flap.
i got one sitting across from me
he flaps his arms
he always got a sock in his hand
he screams and grunts all the time
gah public libraries suck
and yes the freak is RETARDED