I have professional help r1: two latino brothers who do weeding and leaf blowing etc.
Just stop. Both my kids are ASD, and I'm just tired of the ignorance.
r3 has defective genes and should be sterilized immediately.
did you ride the Tilt A Whirl during pregnancy r3?
Let's ask Joey Luft.
i really don't get all the threads here that make fun of diseases or try to make the case that illnesses are a made up joke to mock. It's not funny or clever.
Jesus Christ, you're just like the ignorant compassion impaired republicans.
I agree R7.
Sometimes I feel like the datalounge is like an episode of The Walking Dead. Infested by very stupid (the OP, R4,R8) but vicious creatures. There isn't any point reasoning with them. They don't have the mental capacity just like the zombies in TWD. Too bad they can't be shot or axed in the head (metaphorically speaking, of course).
With EVERYTHING going on in the fucked up world, Diane Sawyer of COURSE made this the second lead story on ABC News last night, stirring up the legions of mommy fraus who stay glued to ABC 24/7.
Huh - autism is too trivial a subject for prime time TV? Such a strange viewpoint given the mountains of crappy TV you Americans produce and inflict on the rest of the world. Sure you make the occasionally decent documentary or drama but 99.99% of it is shit. Why the hell would a piece about autism be an issue?
Rick, I need you!
I actually agree with the OP - Autism, Peanut Butter Allergies, Fibromyalgia...last night there was a commercial for a disorder where people laugh uncontrollably. I thought it was a joke until they offered a toll free number to order a package to see if you suffer from it.
When do we stop playing the victims and over medicate?
Go away R11, with your tiresome, incessant "you Americans" posts.
Nobody invited you, no one here needs or wants your opinion. I'm sure your own little miserable country (What is it? Canada? the U.K.?) has a website you can troll.
Maybe one or two of them are idiots, OP, but one things for sure: you certainly are.
R12 do you belong to the Flat Earth Society or are you a scientologist?
Real medical conditions do exist you know. 99% of medical practitioners would say that both autism and peanut allergy ARE real conditions. It's not open to debate except by crackpots, the ignorant and the gullible and those with little life experience.
There is a lot of loopy theorizing that goes on about what causes autism in the mass media though. Maybe the ABC show was presenting one of those mad theories. I didn't see it.
R7, you do realize that 90% of bullies have been bullied themselves.
Another "whistling past the graveyard" post. Sad and juvenile.
R12, I've had people like you tell me to my face that they don't believe lactose intolerance is real. Falling back on their favourite "I don't see starving children in Africa with lactose intolerance or peanut allergies."
Here's the thing, when I ingest milk I'm liable to projectile vomit and spend hours sure im near death, this shit is not in my head.
Peanut allergies are not in people's heads, My autism spectrum disorder is not in my head. I have spent years wishing I was normal, wishing I could properly look people on the eye without it feel excruciating 99% of the time. Wishing I could have normal relationships, instead of the few partners I've had getting exasperated over my obsessiveness of random topics, and my verbal repetition of things. My inability to understand many social interactions. I always feel clued out. Do you know I obsessively read books as a kid, just craving the parts with inner dialogue, because sometimes it helped me surmise or extrapolate an understanding of certain social behaviors, or why people acted a certain way, or what it meant for someone to do one thing or another.
It was my only way to understand the world.
This shit is not make believe and it's not a fad, people who are born with this shit did not ask to be this way.
A diagnosis of autism will get treatments covered by medical insurance, and get special assistance from school districts.
The same is not true of other childhood behavioral issues, so there is a practical reason to call every child with issues "autism spectrum".
Exactly R19. R18 for instance just sounds like an awkward nerdy introvert, but AUTISM needs to be slapped on as a label.
I'm guessing all of these folks who think autism is bullshit would drown a kid in a bathtub and then shoot themselves if actually ever faced with spending any time with an autistic child.
Years from now, they'll figure out that it was PVC pipes combined with antidepressants in the water supply and hormones in the beef and look back at us like the dummies who didn't know that fleas carried the plague.
I understand how hard it must be for you and think you are doing a bang-up job taking care of yourself.
There are millions of jerks out there who don't have to work hard at all to socialize and aren't grateful for that gift.
All Asperger's folks seem to have digestive problems. And yes, they are almost all lactose-intolerant.
interesting notion about the PVC pipes--I hadn't thought of that.
My idea is that autism exploded after the Santa Susanna Nuclear meltdown in Simi Valley, Ca, circa 1960. It was a full-on meltdown, covered up in the media and almost forgotten.
California was the first state to have the sharp rise in autism with Texas and Mexico to follow. After that, it seemed to spread everywhere, like the winds did from the reactor.
I think that is a little low, I'd guess 10% or more of children are artistic.
R21 is correct. It is the PVC pipes. We should go back to the old reliable lead pipes.
more like 25% have autism
Some people take Nuedextra for headaches--it can ameliorate many different neurological symptoms, not just the laughing thing. If I recall correctly, it's active ingredient is similar (or the same) as the type of Sudafed that people used to get high off of.
take drugs everyone, all the time
My nephew had the Autism and I spanked his bottom and said "You ought NOT do that anymore."
Now we call his behavior "ought NOT ism" and he's fine.
Spare the rod, spoil the child.
Oh look, at Datalounge thread about Autism. This will go well.
R23 you don't suppose there might be the possibility that in the past there were always people with ASD but doctors didn't diagnose autism because they'd never heard of it? It's now widely accepted and the parameters for what constitutes autism have changed enormously, so people who wouldn't have been diagnosed 20 years ago are now.
It's now thought that Albert Einstein, Sir Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin, Michaelangelo, Thomas Jefferson, Alan Turing, Nikola Tesla, Lewis Carroll and Jonathan Swift were all on the autism spectrum. It's highly unlikely that autism is caused by an external source such as nuclear fallout - what about all the people before nuclear fission? What about all the ones who would never have come into contact with anything from Texas because the world weather patterns don't work that way?
Vaccinations cause autism.
I recently read they are now looking at older fathers (over 30) as a possible cause in autism.
R10 "mommy fraus": thanks for once again helping to reinforce the stereotype that gay men hate women and are over-obsessed with their mothers. Oh no, I understand, not you. If such mothers (and many fathers, btw) did not advocate for their children, they would be warehoused, as they used to be, and there would be, by contrast, even more brainless fucks like you walking around.
R34. I think there is some truth to what you say, which is one of the reasons so many of the skeptical posters immediately write what they write: they can't be bothered to spend time reading anything more challenging than Entertainment Weekly, so they don't bother trying to understand the kinds of historical arguments you make or the often conflicting attempts at scientific explanations, some of which are just junk science (the vaccine arguments are based on VERY faulty data--the experimenter admitted he cooked the books--and the confusion of corollary and cause). It's more likely, given what we seem to be learning about genetics and neuroscience, to be a combination of nature (genetics) and environment (not the refrigerator mothers Bettelheim posited, himself one sick jerk who used to knock his wife and kids around, but something either akin to environmental toxicity in the air or water or, on a different note, aging sperm that has more fragile chromosomes). The answer is: we don't know yet. But the fact that we don't have a satisfactory scientific answer doesn't mean there isn't one out there.
Similarly, food allergies often seem driven by some kind of over-exposure at a critical point, and can be acquired as an adult, as well. One argument I've heard is that because peanut butter was THE staple of childhood lunches for a longtime, somehow that over-exposure has led to its becoming toxic for some children--their immune systems leap into overdrive when presented with it (not distinguishing between harmless materials and poisonous ones). I don't know if that's true, but I can see a logic underpinning that explanation.
It would be far preferable to go back to the good old days when you called a tard a tard, and shipped them off to the asylum for life.
Just like Sybil had multiple personalities and then it was found out she didn't.
No one says autism doesn't exist, so do multiples, it just doesn't happen nearly as much as they say.
Autism = Parents looking for an excuse for their faulty genes and shitty parenting.
I heard about a report that blames sperm in men over 40 for their children's autism.
The world is a repulsive condition and these "autistic" children are merely hip to the facts. Why join in?
Can you imagine being trapped in an elevator with R37?
I'd eat her head before having to listen to that babble.
They're a future evolutionary stage. They're better able to use electronics and stuff, and according to fictionary TV shows they have mental powers or something.
But they're still not our final form.
They already found a way to treat the symptoms of autism years ago. Too bad Mr. Nixon made people suffer just to punish the hippies.
[quote]Here's the thing, when I ingest milk I'm liable to projectile vomit and spend hours sure im near death, this shit is not in my head.
Yeah, I gots to avoid the dairy too. And peanut butter and McDonalds french fries. Worst smelling farts this side of the Mississippi when I eat either of those.
[quote] when I ingest milk I'm liable to projectile vomit and spend hours sure im near death
You would think you would know after the first time that you're not near death, petal.
Hilarious when straight bigots claim homosexuality is a 'dead end' genetically, but it's ok for some of them to continually spawn defective children over and over again.
Popeyes fried chicken with the spicy gravy and mashed potatoes on the side. Runny and burns like a motherfucker. My anus hates me whenever I forget and eat it again. You would think I wouldn't, but I think my brain trolls me because it's so tasty. It's one of my trashy comfort food meals.
R38 and called a fag a "fag" and kicked them to death?
Do you also support involuntary sterilization, R38. We did it all the time in the South, and a generation after we stopped it, we realized too late we sterilized the wrong people.