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From: "Phil Allison"
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Subject: Re: Austin Instruments to Close
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Date: Sat, 18 Jan 2003 14:20:13 +1100
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Organization: Telstra BigPond Internet Services (http://www.bigpond.com)
"John Larkin" wrote in
> On Sat, 18 Jan 2003 11:58:23 +1100, "Phil Allison"
> >"John Larkin" wrote in
> >message news:firstname.lastname@example.org...
> >> On Wed, 15 Jan 2003 10:37:15 GMT, Tom MacIntyre
> >> wrote:
> >> >>
> >> >>The fuss about autism seems a bit excessive. Anybody who posts to
> >> >>user group has to be a candidate for Asperger's syndrome - which some
> >> >>see as low level autism.
> >> >>
> >> >>http://www.udel.edu/bkirby/asperger/
> >> >
> >> >Interesting...
> >> >
> >> >Tom
> >> My wife is a speech pathologist and works a lot with autistic kids,
> >> ranging from mild Asperger cases to severe full-blown autism. She does
> >> think that a lot of engineers and programmers are borderline; notably
> >> Bill. Autistics are often talented sociopaths.
> >> There is an explosion in autism... a factor of something like 5:1 in
> >> the last 10 years or so, and it appears to be real. Nobody knows why.
> > ** I believe it is finally being recognisd and diagnosed for waht it
> >instead of swept under the carpet. There is still a HUGE amount under
> > ....... Phil
> The cases she sees can't be swept under any reasonable carpets.
** Naturally I was speaking of cases I know - not ones I don't.
> kids are normal till 18 months or so, then go bezerk: screeching,
> struggling, total lack of interest or empathy for others, profound
** That is at one extreme of the spectrum and easy to recognise.
>A number of recent studies show that the increase
** An increse in that end of the spectrum only ?
> not just a result of increased sensitivity or redefinition.
** I have a theory but I better not post it.
> some weeks visiting clinics in China, and the increase is similar
> there... they are very concerned too.
** The Chinese Govt considers 30% of the population to be autisic to somme
degree. Least they are honest.
> A lot of very smart people
** Autistics by any chance ?
are working on this, but there's no good lead to a cause so far.
** Take tip - it runs in families.
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