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2019-09-18 Science & Technology
Joan Swirsky: Autism – still looking for answers in all the wrong places
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Posted by Besoeker 2019-09-18 05:04|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [10798 views ]  Top

#1 TSA security screening... the sign says you're "OK".
Posted by Besoeker 2019-09-18 05:10||   2019-09-18 05:10|| Front Page Top

#2 What all industrial countries do have in common ... is older parents. Greater chance of defective sperm or eggs.
Posted by Herb Slaling7012 2019-09-18 05:51||   2019-09-18 05:51|| Front Page Top

#3 Parent–childinteraction effects on autism symptoms and EEG relative power in young children with excessive screen-time

Posted by g(r)omgoru 2019-09-18 05:56||   2019-09-18 05:56|| Front Page Top

#4 Something interesting I saw on Facebook the other day: dyslexia was not an issue until literacy became the norm, and autism similarly follows as the world has become louder and more distracting, with considerably more interactions with strangers who don’t understand one’s little eccentricities instad of living on a farm or small town in a tight knit community.
Posted by trailing wife 2019-09-18 08:53||   2019-09-18 08:53|| Front Page Top

#5 TW - so you're saying it's not actually a new physical phenom, it just appears that way because of this new label + more frequent diagnosis?
Posted by Lex 2019-09-18 08:56||   2019-09-18 08:56|| Front Page Top

#6 Dyslexia may not exist, warn academics

Dyslexia is like ADHD, a "disorder" invented to protect bad teachers
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2019-09-18 09:31||   2019-09-18 09:31|| Front Page Top

#7 Or as 'Burger Seafarious said years ago, "What's wrong with a little lysdexia?"
Posted by Bobby 2019-09-18 10:20||   2019-09-18 10:20|| Front Page Top

#8 TW - so you're saying it's not actually a new physical phenom, it just appears that way because of this new label + more frequent diagnosis?

I believe she is, and I agree. In fact, I'll go a little further, and say that a society filled with people who are Autistic, have Down syndrome, or are otherwise "differently abled" is normal. Even desirable, as such people bring their families benefits that aren't immediately apparent. It's just that 100 years later we're still suffering from the aftershocks of the Eugenics movement, which was striving for a society made up on "perfect" people.
Posted by Secret Master 2019-09-18 19:58||   2019-09-18 19:58|| Front Page Top

#9 Having spent a fair bit of time around autistic folks of various stripes, I think there's not a single cause, but a variety of autisms. And at least one variety is obviously genetic.

Since the onset of autism isn't always immediate, some have suspected that stories about changelings describe autistic youngsters.
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