BeatleLinks LogoNav Panel New Sites Cool Sites Top Rated Fab Forum Add A Site Link To Us Revolution Radio New Products



Go Back   BeatleLinks Fab Forum > Other Forums > Here, There & Everywhere


Reply

 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old Feb 03, 2011, 05:16 AM   #321
beatlebangs1964
Moderator
 
beatlebangs1964's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 23, 2001
Posts: 37,552



Send a message via AIM to beatlebangs1964
Default

I think it is wonderful that people are being told what they are contending with. Think of the many adult aspies who did not know until adulthood that they were not alone and just what their "unexplained, undefined" differences were.

One thing that has always bothered me was that for a long time clients and parents were not given diagnoses.
__________________
With a love like that, you know you should be glad, yeah, yeah, yeah!-- Beatles, 1963

If I seem to act unkind, it's only me, it's not my mind. -- George Harrison, 1966

http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/c...rtc/signatures

http://www.reddit.com/r/troubledteen...aten_at_green/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7g0oiJ52Gw
beatlebangs1964 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Feb 03, 2011, 05:30 AM   #322
Jessica
Apple Scruff
 
Jessica's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 18, 2011
Location: Sweden
Posts: 159
Default

Yeah. I'm very happy about myself anyway and the autism does not bother me.
Jessica is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Feb 03, 2011, 06:24 AM   #323
beatlebangs1964
Moderator
 
beatlebangs1964's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 23, 2001
Posts: 37,552



Send a message via AIM to beatlebangs1964
Default

Jessica, if you don't mind my asking, do you have Asperger's?
__________________
With a love like that, you know you should be glad, yeah, yeah, yeah!-- Beatles, 1963

If I seem to act unkind, it's only me, it's not my mind. -- George Harrison, 1966

http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/c...rtc/signatures

http://www.reddit.com/r/troubledteen...aten_at_green/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7g0oiJ52Gw
beatlebangs1964 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Feb 03, 2011, 08:19 AM   #324
Jessica
Apple Scruff
 
Jessica's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 18, 2011
Location: Sweden
Posts: 159
Default

I don't mind answering. No, I don't have asperger, it's autism. But it's not that noticable.

Last edited by Jessica : Feb 03, 2011 at 08:20 AM.
Jessica is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Feb 03, 2011, 10:07 AM   #325
VersusBatman
Sun King
 
VersusBatman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 19, 2006
Posts: 10,937
Default

Quote:
One thing that has always bothered me was that for a long time clients and parents were not given diagnoses.
That's what happened when we took our son to a specialist twice. He hemmed and hawed about it. He wouldn't give us a definite answer. He kept saying "Well we don't want to say it's autism just yet. Let's wait and see if he'll grow out of it." Great. Wait for what? What was I supposed to do in the meantime when he had a meltdown in school or at home and we had no clue how to deal with it? We talked to a social worker who observed him and said "I think he really is autistic." So we found another specialist through our family doctor. After one session he said he is autistic. Finally! Now we know what to do.
__________________
"Truly, this man was the King of Pop." - Nostalgic Critic


It looks like they just put a whole lotta movies in a blender and turned it on really fast. - Myster Science Theater 3000

"They're dead grotty!" - George Harrison

Comic Book Guy: But, Aquaman, you cannot marry a woman without gills. You're from two different worlds... Oh, I've wasted my life. - The Simpsons
VersusBatman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Feb 04, 2011, 06:45 AM   #326
beatlebangs1964
Moderator
 
beatlebangs1964's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 23, 2001
Posts: 37,552



Send a message via AIM to beatlebangs1964
Default

The empowerment of knowledge! Once you know what you are contending with, you are in a better position to act. I don't know why people are so reluctant to tell parents and children since THEY are the ones most directly impacted. I have always thought that cruel and stupid not to give out information to those most directly involved.
__________________
With a love like that, you know you should be glad, yeah, yeah, yeah!-- Beatles, 1963

If I seem to act unkind, it's only me, it's not my mind. -- George Harrison, 1966

http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/c...rtc/signatures

http://www.reddit.com/r/troubledteen...aten_at_green/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7g0oiJ52Gw
beatlebangs1964 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Feb 04, 2011, 06:59 AM   #327
The New AimeeAndBeatles
Sgt. Pepper
 
The New AimeeAndBeatles's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 24, 2007
Posts: 4,775
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by The New AimeeAndBeatles View Post
Any comments on my memory?
?????
__________________
"Most magic is a trick, an illusion. But [when The Beatles played the Ed Sullivan Show], this was real. Man oh man, was it real." -- Tom Petty | The Petty Archives
The New AimeeAndBeatles is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Feb 04, 2011, 07:00 AM   #328
The New AimeeAndBeatles
Sgt. Pepper
 
The New AimeeAndBeatles's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 24, 2007
Posts: 4,775
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by VersusBatman View Post
No it's not. My son wasn't diagnosed until he was 9. When he was a baby up until age three, he seemed to develop normally.
I was diagnosed when I was 8. But that was after 3 years of failed diagnoses.
__________________
"Most magic is a trick, an illusion. But [when The Beatles played the Ed Sullivan Show], this was real. Man oh man, was it real." -- Tom Petty | The Petty Archives
The New AimeeAndBeatles is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Mar 11, 2011, 09:10 AM   #329
VersusBatman
Sun King
 
VersusBatman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 19, 2006
Posts: 10,937
Default

Here's something interesting. A robot that helps autistic kids. It looks creepy though.

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/7...kids.html?pg=1
__________________
"Truly, this man was the King of Pop." - Nostalgic Critic


It looks like they just put a whole lotta movies in a blender and turned it on really fast. - Myster Science Theater 3000

"They're dead grotty!" - George Harrison

Comic Book Guy: But, Aquaman, you cannot marry a woman without gills. You're from two different worlds... Oh, I've wasted my life. - The Simpsons
VersusBatman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Mar 11, 2011, 02:18 PM   #330
beatlebangs1964
Moderator
 
beatlebangs1964's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 23, 2001
Posts: 37,552



Send a message via AIM to beatlebangs1964
Default

That robot would have SCARED me as a child! I still think it looks creepy, but if it has helped people with autism, then power to it. That is all to the good.
__________________
With a love like that, you know you should be glad, yeah, yeah, yeah!-- Beatles, 1963

If I seem to act unkind, it's only me, it's not my mind. -- George Harrison, 1966

http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/c...rtc/signatures

http://www.reddit.com/r/troubledteen...aten_at_green/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7g0oiJ52Gw

Last edited by beatlebangs1964 : Mar 11, 2011 at 02:18 PM.
beatlebangs1964 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Mar 11, 2011, 02:38 PM   #331
VersusBatman
Sun King
 
VersusBatman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 19, 2006
Posts: 10,937
Default

I felt bad for my son the other day. He was trying to say what was on his mind, but the words never came out right. He growled and yelled, "Why can't I say the words?"
__________________
"Truly, this man was the King of Pop." - Nostalgic Critic


It looks like they just put a whole lotta movies in a blender and turned it on really fast. - Myster Science Theater 3000

"They're dead grotty!" - George Harrison

Comic Book Guy: But, Aquaman, you cannot marry a woman without gills. You're from two different worlds... Oh, I've wasted my life. - The Simpsons
VersusBatman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Mar 27, 2011, 03:41 PM   #332
VersusBatman
Sun King
 
VersusBatman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 19, 2006
Posts: 10,937
Default

Today my son raised his hand in Sunday school, not once, but three times. I was so glad.
__________________
"Truly, this man was the King of Pop." - Nostalgic Critic


It looks like they just put a whole lotta movies in a blender and turned it on really fast. - Myster Science Theater 3000

"They're dead grotty!" - George Harrison

Comic Book Guy: But, Aquaman, you cannot marry a woman without gills. You're from two different worlds... Oh, I've wasted my life. - The Simpsons
VersusBatman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Apr 02, 2011, 12:52 PM   #333
Hari's Chick
Moderator
 
Hari's Chick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 11, 2002
Posts: 13,049


Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by VersusBatman View Post
Today my son raised his hand in Sunday school, not once, but three times. I was so glad.
That's great!!!

I read the sweetest story about autism and MJ this morning. Actually, it was a fan's account of meeting MJ, but there was a part about autism. The woman who met MJ was a mom and one of her kids was autistic. Michael (he's so funny!) had asked to see inside the woman's purse (being adorably curious), and they wound up looking at photos of her kids.



....I said to him that she’s Autistic. He said, “Oh no, I’m sorry! I do know Autism. They live in a world all on their own.” “Sure," I replied, "and you are part of her world too. Since she was a newborn baby, she always listened to your music when she breaks down and cries. She needs to listen to your songs to calm her. She does not play any kind of game, so most of the time she usually spends her hours watching your videos. When we were at the hospital, we had to take the video player and all of your VHS tapes with us to make her stay quiet.” He became serious, slowly taking a careful look at her pictures, visibly touched.

He said nothing at first, and then spoke. “She’s beautiful. Her glance; her smile is wonderful. Can I take her pics?” “Certainly you can," I replied. “How old is she?” He asked. “She’s five,” I said. “Can she speak?” “No, Michael. Unfortunately I never heard the sound of her voice.” He said, “No! My God! She‘s so beautiful! Is there something I could do for her? Do you need my help? How can I help you?” I simply thanked him. I could have asked him to let her meet him because he often gave hospitality to many disabled children in Neverland, but I did not have the courage to ask. I’m still regretting this decision. I’m sure that she would have been so happy there. She loves to see him singing and dancing.

Michael took my hand, and looking into my eyes he said, “Don’t ever lose your faith or your hope, and don’t stop fighting for her. Never! Don’t give up!” We embraced each other once again, and just as I was crying I said, “Thank you Michael, I love you!” and he answered, “I love you too; I love you more.” It was such an intense moment; so special that I have real a difficulty telling it. I fear that it may go away somehow.
__________________
Hari's Chick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Apr 03, 2011, 11:36 AM   #334
VersusBatman
Sun King
 
VersusBatman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 19, 2006
Posts: 10,937
Default

I hope that woman wrote down her account in journal or something.

We had a parent teacher conference last week and he is doing much better than last term. He's pretty popular amongst some of his classmates.

The Parade Magazine top story features a young woman with autism. It's heartbreaking how difficult it is to get the help we need.
__________________
"Truly, this man was the King of Pop." - Nostalgic Critic


It looks like they just put a whole lotta movies in a blender and turned it on really fast. - Myster Science Theater 3000

"They're dead grotty!" - George Harrison

Comic Book Guy: But, Aquaman, you cannot marry a woman without gills. You're from two different worlds... Oh, I've wasted my life. - The Simpsons
VersusBatman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 05, 2011, 12:55 PM   #335
VersusBatman
Sun King
 
VersusBatman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 19, 2006
Posts: 10,937
Default

I read that "City Slickers" drives Temple Grandin crazy because it used Jersey cattle rather than beef cattle. That reminds me of how my son reacted when we took him to see "Iron Man 2" and he saw they replaced Terrance stamp with Don Cheedle. He found it unsettling at first.
__________________
"Truly, this man was the King of Pop." - Nostalgic Critic


It looks like they just put a whole lotta movies in a blender and turned it on really fast. - Myster Science Theater 3000

"They're dead grotty!" - George Harrison

Comic Book Guy: But, Aquaman, you cannot marry a woman without gills. You're from two different worlds... Oh, I've wasted my life. - The Simpsons
VersusBatman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 29, 2011, 08:18 PM   #336
Hari's Chick
Moderator
 
Hari's Chick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 11, 2002
Posts: 13,049


Default

I'm not sure if this movie has been discussed in this thread yet or not? It's about a pen pal friendship between a young girl and an aspie man. It's called Mary and Max.

It's based on a true story. This is one of the best movies I've ever seen.

__________________
Hari's Chick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jun 21, 2011, 09:41 PM   #337
beatlebangs1964
Moderator
 
beatlebangs1964's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 23, 2001
Posts: 37,552



Send a message via AIM to beatlebangs1964
Default

Thank you for the info about the video.

I am going to watch Adam, which is about a young man with Asperger's.

In 1994, Melissa Gilbert played the mother of a 7-year-old boy with severe autism. Patty Duke played a teacher. The boy was a very convincing, severely autistic child. I just can't think of the name of the movie. It was really good. The boy in the movie was helped by Facilitated Communication.

One excellent movie about autism is Miracle Run. Two brothers, fraternal twins have autism. Over time, some of their more severe behaviors recedes into the background. One boy is a musician and the other a track star.

The book is even better than the movie. It is a true story.
__________________
With a love like that, you know you should be glad, yeah, yeah, yeah!-- Beatles, 1963

If I seem to act unkind, it's only me, it's not my mind. -- George Harrison, 1966

http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/c...rtc/signatures

http://www.reddit.com/r/troubledteen...aten_at_green/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7g0oiJ52Gw
beatlebangs1964 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Sep 29, 2011, 08:07 PM   #338
beatlebangs1964
Moderator
 
beatlebangs1964's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 23, 2001
Posts: 37,552



Send a message via AIM to beatlebangs1964
Default

I understand Temple Grandin's displeasure at the inaccuracy of the choice of livestock used.

One thing that drives me up a tree is date inaccuracies. For example, in 2003 there was a show set in 1963, but showed a 1965 car! The 1965 models didn't roll out of the factory until the late summer of 1964! Date inaccuracies are for me like nails on a damn chalkboard.
__________________
With a love like that, you know you should be glad, yeah, yeah, yeah!-- Beatles, 1963

If I seem to act unkind, it's only me, it's not my mind. -- George Harrison, 1966

http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/c...rtc/signatures

http://www.reddit.com/r/troubledteen...aten_at_green/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7g0oiJ52Gw
beatlebangs1964 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Sep 30, 2011, 06:44 AM   #339
VersusBatman
Sun King
 
VersusBatman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 19, 2006
Posts: 10,937
Default

I picked out the book "Mockingbird" for my book club. They really enjoyed it. I mentioned Temple Grandin and we decided to watch it for a movie night. The ladies all enjoyed it too.

Although my son likes hugs and kisses, he does wrap himself up in my bed sheets when he feels stressed.
__________________
"Truly, this man was the King of Pop." - Nostalgic Critic


It looks like they just put a whole lotta movies in a blender and turned it on really fast. - Myster Science Theater 3000

"They're dead grotty!" - George Harrison

Comic Book Guy: But, Aquaman, you cannot marry a woman without gills. You're from two different worlds... Oh, I've wasted my life. - The Simpsons
VersusBatman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Oct 06, 2011, 07:43 AM   #340
VersusBatman
Sun King
 
VersusBatman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 19, 2006
Posts: 10,937
Default

Yesterday I asked my son why it's hard for him to say what he thinks and he said "My brain won't shush."
__________________
"Truly, this man was the King of Pop." - Nostalgic Critic


It looks like they just put a whole lotta movies in a blender and turned it on really fast. - Myster Science Theater 3000

"They're dead grotty!" - George Harrison

Comic Book Guy: But, Aquaman, you cannot marry a woman without gills. You're from two different worlds... Oh, I've wasted my life. - The Simpsons
VersusBatman is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
If You Had a Flaming Pie in Your Hand, at Whom Would You Throw It? beatlebangs1964 Here, There & Everywhere 1206 Dec 15, 2015 08:27 AM
Jane Asher and Autism? beatlebangs1964 Red Rose Speedway 17 Jan 31, 2011 08:52 PM
2007 - Minor Irritants #8 Lynner Here, There & Everywhere 450 Oct 16, 2007 11:41 AM
Minor Irritants 2007 #1 Lynner Here, There & Everywhere 354 Feb 18, 2007 07:06 PM
Discrimination, it can happen to you, has it? NaomiMcCartney Here, There & Everywhere 11 Jan 26, 2005 11:22 AM


Advertisements

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 04:22 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Site Features
Search Links

  Advanced Search
Category Jump



BeatleMail

FREE E-MAIL
@ BEATLEMAIL.COM


Username


Password




New User Sign-Up!
Lost Password?
Beatles History




Donate
The costs of running our database and discussion forum are steadily rising. Any help we receive is greatly appreciated. Click HERE for more information about donating to BeatleLinks.
Extras
» Chat Room
» Current News
» Monthly Contest
» Interviews Database
» Random Site
» Banner Exchange
» F.A.Q.
» Advertise
» Credits
» Legal
» Contact Us
Copyright © 2000-2019 BeatleLinks
All Rights Reserved