Not that I don’t appreciate it, but where have you been for the last eight years? And does anyone know where Sarah Palin’s new found expertise in autism comes from? Down Syndrome and autism are apples and oranges, and I can promise you, Sarah Palin is never going to have to fight for services for her child.
I work with people with learning difficulties and I’ve always wondered why two of the people I teach with severe autism have dysmorpic facial features, and the other people with servere autism look normal!
How does this work?
This is another question regarding autism, and there are more individuals with Asperger’s Syndrome/HFA entering college. I was wondering why no individual with classic autism is or will be attending college?
There is a difference between high-functioning autism/Asperger’s Syndrome and classic autism. Classic autism, individuals develop language late in life or not at all, unlike AS/HFA where individuals develop language earlier in life.
Doctor states child is autistic, school says my child has autism spectrum disorder?? What is the difference? Can medication help with any of this?
Studies in psychiatric journals in the early 90s showed a link between autism and feminism.
The rise in autism has been attributed to women with masculine minds marrying men with masculine minds, leading to children with hyper masculine minds.
Furthermore a link has been shown to exist between autism and women and the diagnostic criteria for autism.
A study tested 4200 women at the University of New Hampshire. 677 women tested scored highly on the feminist belief scale, or feministic scale.
254 out of 677 women who scored highly on the feministic scale also ranked highly in restricted repetitive and stereotyped patterns of behavior, interests and activities. Usually their obsession focused around feminist issues whether real or contrived.
107 of the 677 women scored low on the qualitative social interaction scale.
430 out of the 677 women who scored highly on the feministic scale also scored highly on the masculine personality type scale.
Do you know any autistic feminists?
This study was in a 1992 Issue of the Journal of Applied Psychiatric Medicine so you can look it up yourself if you like.
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Anna you are correct, and you can be correct about more males being diagnosed with autism than females but that still does not have any relevance to the high rate of autism among feminists, a subset of women rather than all women, as noted in the study only a minority of the women tested actually scored highly on the feministic scale.
The ‘ Hyper-Masculine Mind’ is a working hypothesis of neurobiology wendy g. Furthermore you appear to have a rather obsessive need to prove yourself right. Perhaps caused by low self esteem, but nevertheless obsessive. Are you a feminist who has been diagnosed with autism by any chance? At the very least I would suggest that any children you have should be submitted for possible diagnosis immediately.
These days I hear a lot of news and coverages of autism. In the past, I kept asking myself why was I so different from others and what was wrong with me until I learned of autism in 2004.
Were there any news or coverages of autism in 1990-2003? In K-12, I never heard the word “autism” and I was never tested for autism. If I had known about my autism back then, I would have gotten help.
Did autism start to become high profile and well known through the media in 2004? If not, when?
I’ve been reading so much about autism and about the the different views on the links to the vaccines. But are there any reports on children who have autism and have not been vaccinated?
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What are signs that your child has autism & does autism exist more in certain races than others?