higashida autism law
i think that people w autism are born outside the regime of civilization. i think that as a result of all the killings in the world and the selfish planet wrecking .. a deep sense of crisis exists.. autism has somehow arisen out of this.. we are like travelers from the distant past.. and if , by our being here, we could help the people of the world remember what truly matters for the earth that would give us a quiet pleasure..
from Naoki‘s the reason i jump
we are constantly underestimating/underplaying potential of people with autism.. – David Mitchell
Dr Tim O’Brien (@Doctob) tweeted at 12:46 PM – 13 Feb 2018 :
The Maori word for #Autism is ‘takiwatanga’.
It means ‘his or her own time and space’ (http://twitter.com/Doctob/status/963499646457974784?s=17)
from Paul J Rosch page:
There is also evidence that increased stresses associated with progressive civilization, contribute to cancer.
Tanchou noted that “cancer like insanity increases in a direct ratio to the civilization of the country”.
Similarly, Roberts wrote in Malignancy and Evolution (1926), “I take the view commonly held that, whatever its origin, cancer is very largely a disease of civilization”.
Sir Robert McCarrison, a physician who had studied 11,000 Hunza natives in Kashmir from 1904-1911. Cancer was unknown, and these individuals seemed to preserve their youthful physique and appearance well into their sixties and seventies, and to enjoy unusual longevity. McCarrison attributed this to the fact that they were “far removed from the refinement of civilization…..and endowed with a nervous system of notable stability”. Both Stefansson and Schweitzer believed this had nothing to do with diet, but resulted entirely from the stresses associated with progressive civilization.
(sinclair had heard a speaker talk of mourning.. and submitted a talk – don’t mourn for us.. it was rejected .. saying grandin had submitted same).. he (sinclair) pointed out that if grief goes on too long, it transmits a dangerous message to the child: that they are inadequate as they are:
this is what we hear when you mourn over our existence. this is what we hear when you pray for a cure. this is what we know, when you tell us of your fondest hopes and dreams for us: that your greatest wish is that one day we will cease to be, and strangers you can love will move in behind our faces.. – jim sinclair
attending the first autreat w her 6 yr old.. ‘it was immediately clear to me that elijah and i were involved in a grand experiment. i would walk where he wished to walk. i would play whatever games he wished to play for as long as he liked. i would lie around w him in our cabin for hours, listening to pinocchio. there were no other responsibilities’
a new idea was brewing at events like autreat and in the myriad of autistic spaces taking root online. it turned out to be an idea as old as asprerger’s notion that people w the traits of his syndrome have always been part of the human community, standing apart,quietly making the world that mocks and shuns them a better place..
late 1990s a student of antrhopoligy and sociology in australia named judy singer, who possesses may of htose trainsts herself, gave that idea a name: neurodiversity
harvey blume.. ‘neurological pluralism’.. he was first mainstream journalist to pick up on the significance of online communities for people w neurological differences. ‘the impact of the internet on autistics may one day be compared in magnitude to the spread of sign language among the deaf’ – blume
it was in these talks w blume she (singer) came up w term neurodiversity
singer explained to author andrew solomon in 2008.. ‘to do for neurologically diff people what feminism and gay rights had done for their constituents’.. her thesis: odd people in..
blume (1998): ‘neurodiversity may be every bit as crucial fo rth e human race as biodiversity is for life in general.. who can say what fomr of wiring will prove best at any given moment’…
in his view, it wasn’t just that more autistics were becoming visible in the world, but the world itself was becoming more autistic – and this was a good thing..