l have a friend who's little boy is, well, its not very nice for this little tacker , at kindy, he's already back 1 year, he gets picked on, he's very quiet, they say he's very smart but cant focus his energy, doctors words, all very sad to anyone who has witnessed a child with a severe case, not something you would wish on any human.
My uncle as Autism, and he's a dab hand at the piano, let me tell you. He melts the Ivory.
the1chaos;3517564No, that's not exactly the case I believe. It's been some time since I've read up on it, but here's my understanding of it. Autistic people have social and communication difficulties, and are prone to very repetative behaviour in certain aspects. This can be an extreme facination with mathematics, for example. This results in extremely high amounts of time and effort being put in to it, next to a natural talent for said facination. This can lead to incredible accomplishments. It's possible that the facination is split over multiple subjects, leading to seemingly hyperintelligent people. The problem however remains in social contacts, communication, and being so facinated with said subjects, there is no interest for other things. But then again, this is just what I remember from reading on it in the past. I'll check it out a bit more detailed later.
So true. Autistic people have incredible difficulty with proximal interpersonal relationships and peer bonding in general due to all the unique traits.
Its my understanding that the "Rainman" kind of autist is rare. Most autists are prone to repetitive behaviour in a fashion not considered "smart" as referred to in the initial post. Furthermore, most of the "rainmen" autists lack the ability to deduce anything. Coupled with the usually immense socializing disabilities seen in autism it is hardly a thing to envy.
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27th May 2004
Thankyou Chaos for sharing that knowledge there, you nailed it.
My little brother is autistic, and at the age of 12 he struggles with school work, and does quite often have many social problems. He can get along fine with friends, but he has a temper I never want to see.
One thing he excels at, is quick thinking. While it not might be with education or such things, when playing video games, he is a brilliant strategist. Once he has learnt to play the game (thats the hard bit) he is unbeatable. It puts me to shame.
I think this and alzhiemers is caused by modern day food, additives smog or somthing.Parkinsons as well, I wonder what the statistics are for these back 4000 years ago. sure we didn't live as long (I bet we did though) but all this stuff seems introduced into humans and not from a deformation of whatever.
Quetron;3519546I think this and alzhiemers is caused by modern day food, additives smog or somthing.Parkinsons as well, I wonder what the statistics are for these back 4000 years ago. sure we didn't live as long (I bet we did though) but all this stuff seems introduced into humans and not from a deformation of whatever.
No one lived as long, and even if they did, they were either classified as insane or it was never documented.
In previous ages, people lived much less time, and were normally under our currently normal physical conditions. Yet, diseases of this type weren't normal that time. I simply don't have any data to give to you, so this is only my point of view.
Delta Force;3517552If Autism makes people so much smarter than an average person why is it considered a disease? I mean doesn't a disease have to do something negative to you? As far as I know all it does it make you really smart but mess up behavior (Like your a smart dude with emotional problems).
A disease? WHAT?!
It's a syndrome. There's a difference.
A disease is airbone bacteria that settles into our genes and layes waste to your system depending on the disease.
A syndrome is a bunch of symptoms related to one sickness
Austism for example would be a syndrome due to different symptoms that combine to form the syndrome itself, like AIDS