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Autism – Myths & Facts
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Sources:
Myths and Facts, The National Autistic Society.org.uk. Retrieved July 2013 from http://www.autism.org.uk/about-autism/myths-facts-and-statistics/myths-and-facts.aspx

(May 17, 2013) Common Myths about autism spectrum disorder. Raising Children Network.net.au. Retrieved July 2013 from http://raisingchildren.net.au/articles/autism_spectrum_disorder_myths.html

About Autism (You Will Be Surprised) -  Varg Vikernes

Fantastic write-up regarding The Princess and the Pea and how that relates to autism here: https://thuleanperspective.com/2013/10/14/hallow-heal/

A GREAT article on autism: https://atala.fr/2012/11/08/a-the-domestication-disorders-en/

Related article: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-4354412/Autism-key-human-evolution-new-study-claims.html

Continued reading: https://creativityalliance.com/eBook-BenKlassen-TheWhiteMan’sBible.pdf Best book ever written. If you are European/American/white, you care about truth, you’re intelligent, or you care about your people, you need to read it.

“Kill the Germans, wherever you find them! Every German is our moral enemy. Have no mercy on women, children, or the aged! Kill every German — wipe them out!” (Llya Ehrenburg, Glaser, p. 111).

“The millions of Jews who live in America, England and France, North and South Africa, and, not to forget those in Palestine, are determined to bring the war of annihilation against Germany to its final end.” (The Jewish newspaper, Central Blad Voor Israeliten in Nederland, September 13, 1939)

“Germany is the enemy of Judaism and must be pursued with deadly hatred. The goal of Judaism of today is: a merciless campaign against all German peoples and the complete destruction of the nation. We demand a complete blockade of trade, the importation of raw materials stopped, and retaliation towards every German, woman and child.” (Jewish professor A. Kulischer, October, 1937)

This is a pretty amazing Holocaust trivia test. You think you know what really happened during the “Holocaust”? Take this test to see where you’re at. http://12bytes.org/articles/history/test-your-holocaust-knowledge
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This video was made over a year ago. I have since realized that terms like High Functioning and Low Functioning are inaccurate and harmful to others on the spectrum. I will put a link to an article explaining why I believe this in the description. I am choosing to leave the video up because I believe the point that I am trying to make is a very good one. Basically, what I am trying to say in this video is that Autism is invisible, and that some people have learned to hide it. And since we hide it very well, we are considered high functioning because we don’t “get in the way” as much as others might. But this does NOT mean that we have “mild autism”, It means that we are good actors who struggle immensely when no one else is looking. Just like non-autistics, Autistic people all have different personalities. Some of us are loud and some are quiet, some are artsy and some are techy, etc. It seems to me that autstic people are the extreme/intense versions of “regular” personalities. But that is just a personal observation.
Here are the articles:
http://www.snagglebox.com/article/autism-functioning
http://ollibean.com/2013/09/26/problems-functioning-labels/

http://neurowonderful.tumblr.com/post/83446155994/on-functioning-labels


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We’ve established that autism is not a vaccine related illness. What exactly do we know about how it’s caused?

Scientists are currently searching for a unifying theory of autism, and the only thing that’s clear so far is that it will need to be a complex, multi-hit hypothesis.

This is a far from comprehensive review, just a few thoughts of mine. As always, the best advice is not to be found on the Internet. A licensed physician or health care professional is always better than a blog, vlog, or forum.

1. Lancet. 2009 November 7; 374(9701): 1627–1638. “Autism”
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2863325/pdf/nihms196323.pdf

2. Front Hum Neurosci. 2010 Dec 21;4:224. “The Intense World Theory – a unifying theory of the neurobiology of autism”
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3010743/pdf/fnhum-04-00224.pdf

3. J Neurodev Disord. 2012; 4(1): 7. “Infant siblings and the investigation of autism risk factors”
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3436647/pdf/1866-1955-4-7.pdf

Autism spectrum disorder (including Asperger syndrome)

What is Autism? Autism is now referred to as autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and encompasses previously defined separate yet similar disorders like Asperger syndrome. Autism spectrum disorder is a neurodevelopmental disorder involving deficits in language, communication, and social behaviors. This video explores the previous and updated diagnostic criteria according to the diagnostic and statistical manual for mental disorders.

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Resources:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autism_spectrum
http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/autism-spectrum-disorders-asd/index.shtml#part_145442
http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/912781-treatment
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3005305/
http://www.uptodate.com/contents/autism-spectrum-disorder-terminology-epidemiology-and-pathogenesis?source=search_result&search=autism+spectrum+disorder&selectedTitle=4~113#H12
http://www.dsm5.org/Documents/Autism%20Spectrum%20Disorder%20Fact%20Sheet.pdf
https://www.autismspeaks.org/what-autism/diagnosis/dsm-5-diagnostic-criteria

Credits:
Script/audio/visuals: Tanner Marshall, MS
Reviewer: Rishi Desai, MD, MPH

Attributions:
Funny boy laughing sound effect by Mike Koenig – http://soundbible.com/1825-Funny-Boy-Laugh.html
Water drop sound sound effect by Mike Koenig – http://soundbible.com/1126-Water-Drop.html
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Benjamin Tarasewicz, a high-schooler with autism, provides inspirational stories and tips for reaching out to people with “differences;” also highlighted are talents that can go along with “disability.” Benjamin is an award-winning public speaker, musician, and actor; he was honored with the 2013 Temple Grandin Award and is the subject of a prize-winning book titled, “Benjamin Breaking Barriers: Autism – A Journey of Hope.”

Since age 17, Benjamin has been regularly giving lectures about living with autism; he speaks at conferences, at universities and colleges, at middle-schools and high-schools, and at community venues. He has been featured in various news articles and on TV, has spoken for Talented and Gifted conferences and Autism symposia, and was a keynote speaker at the 2014 national conference of the US Autism & Asperger Association.
Benjamin loves performing in choir and musical theater productions, and he is passionate about the great outdoors. He also enjoys creative writing, and collaborates with his mother in posting to “Benjamin Breaking Barriers: Autism Blog.”

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx

This is a reply to the “articles of understanding” exchanged between Autism Speaks and GRASP, in which both sides pretty much ignored the existence of autistic self-advocates who do not speak and do not want to be cured, reducing us to old cliches. It primarily addresses the assumptions made by Alison Tepper Singer in her article and some of her other work.
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