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From: "Phil Allison"
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Subject: Re: Austin Instruments to Close
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Date: Wed, 15 Jan 2003 13:56:20 +1100
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"Jonathan Kirwan" wrote in message
> On Wed, 15 Jan 2003 12:05:14 +1100, "Phil Allison"
> > Autism is not one condition but a name used to cover a whole
> I suspect Jim is already well aware of that.
** Then kindly explain why his post says the very opposite.
> > I simple Google search will put you straight on adult autism and its
> >prevalence among persons with high IQs.
> I doubt he or I will need or benefit from any googled
> information on the subject.
** What a smug attitude - there are hundreds of sites on the topic.
> For me, I've been on the board of several organizations dealing
> with autism and families with autistic members and have worked
> many thousands of hours with such kids and adults spanning the
> spectrum, over some 16 years now. I've personally observed the
> spectrum, in spades.
** I doubt that - you have likely seen only one end of it.
I'm also well aware of some reports
> indicating an association with high IQ families, though this
> detail is usually offered as a palliative for parents.
** Most high IQ autistics go totally undiagnosed by the medical
I don't believe that genetic counseling for would-be parents has taken
> any serious note of it, for example.
** And this proves what ????
Merely that there is no motive to do it.
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