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 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: RE: Kids w/ Classic Autism, PDD-NOS & Speech Delays

Posted: 21 Sep 2011, 2:10 am 

Replies: 1,750
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http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S089085670963433X Check out the article above. 76% of the kids in the study with selective mutism showed improvement with the use of fluoxetine (Prozac). My older son's selective mutism was cured with Prozac. I checked with our pediatrician and he wo...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Where Did Our Genes Originate?

Posted: 20 Sep 2011, 6:13 am 

Replies: 23
Views: 2,687


In the modern era with early intervention, many so called "higher functioning" autistic people (including the Aspies) have been able to integrate better in society and get married and have more children. This (so the theory goes) has increased the proportion of people in the population with autism....

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: Peta creates porn site for awareness campian...wtf?!?

Posted: 19 Sep 2011, 11:44 pm 

Replies: 24
Views: 2,608


I think the intention here is to use sexually provocative images to draw attention to the issue of animal welfare and prevention of animal abuse. Porn is plentiful and one only has to switch on their TV sets or surf the internet to passively take in porn dressed up as advertising or popular adult en...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Where Did Our Genes Originate?

Posted: 19 Sep 2011, 11:37 pm 

Replies: 23
Views: 2,687


Where does Aspie DNA come from? Was there a tribe somewhere in history that benefited from this trait and so accumulated enough of these genes together to pass on in the future when descendants spread out? Any evidence? The origin of the multiple genes that manifest in autism is unknown but there a...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: RE: Kids w/ Classic Autism, PDD-NOS & Speech Delays

Posted: 19 Sep 2011, 11:18 pm 

Replies: 1,750
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I have been reading some of the posts and I have to admit I'm really more confused about the labels than before. I've been having a love/hate relationship with our child psychologist who has now told us our 6yr old daughter is - highly intelligent (which is good) although she refuses to cooperate fo...

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: Aussie Xfactor finalist is an Aspie

Posted: 19 Sep 2011, 3:01 am 

Replies: 13
Views: 2,093


I saw the young fellow and he is very very talented...good luck to him

I must admit though, he appears very high functioning. Wouldn't have guessed he had Aspergers.

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: Theatre asks autistic boy to leave

Posted: 19 Sep 2011, 2:57 am 

Replies: 39
Views: 4,284


In the movei Fly Away starring Ashley Rickards as an Autistic teenager, Rickards character was in a cake shop and laughing loudly with her mother. An older woman in the shop told her mother "you should be ashamed bringing your daughter in public" I think NT people are very awkward around people with...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: The difference between genius and savantism?

Posted: 19 Sep 2011, 2:49 am 

Replies: 14
Views: 6,766


People who aspire to win Nobel prizes or get professorships or become academics tend to use their intelligence the same way models use their looks - to climb social ladders. A genius is somebody who understands the universe is an illusory prison of the sensory system that only provides a limited par...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: ASD and bullying

Posted: 19 Sep 2011, 2:33 am 

Replies: 20
Views: 2,265


Bullies act like nice well-adjusted kids around teachers, you know. It's the oldest trick in the book. Yes they are rather clever at their selectively predatory like behavior on school mates who are different. In my catholic school the prefects were the ones who did the bullying. Their success on t...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: strattera/prozac

Posted: 18 Sep 2011, 7:19 am 

Replies: 15
Views: 2,345


Annmaria wrote:
My 13yrs son has only been talking prozac for about 6 weeks. I haven't notice any major improvement but its early days. I will post if there is any!

Thanks AnnMaria

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Research or literature regarding Aspie/Autie loyalty?

Posted: 17 Sep 2011, 9:51 pm 

Replies: 7
Views: 1,106


I'm working on a research paper and I keep running across an assumption that Aspies specifically, and others on the spectrum, more generally, exhibit exceptional or atypical loyalty. Unfortunately, I can't find any credible sources to support it. It just seems to be one of those accepted "facts". T...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: strattera/prozac

Posted: 17 Sep 2011, 9:46 pm 

Replies: 15
Views: 2,345


Any good news stories with Prozac on improving social skills in 6 yr old autistic kids?

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Parents of autistic children who have loud pets!

Posted: 17 Sep 2011, 9:44 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 877


My daughter refuses to go into the backyard during springtime because of the bird calls.

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: Anti deppressants literally do nothing

Posted: 17 Sep 2011, 9:42 pm 

Replies: 6
Views: 933


Isn't this a case of weighing up the Pros Vs the cons in determining the efficacy of anti-depressants case by case? For instance Prozac and Zoloft have been demonstrated to increase functioning in children with autism - particularly reduction in stress and anxiety and increasing verbosity. In other ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: I am done, I am spent.

Posted: 17 Sep 2011, 9:37 pm 

Replies: 19
Views: 2,444


Agree with the spirit of defiance to be pressured to conform in the NT world. However school is a dangerous place to be different. Both physical and psychological scars can last a lifetime. Secondly the work place demands all manner of conforming, you only have to one flaw and your colleagues or bos...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Opinions on Simon Baron-Cohen's response to critics

Posted: 17 Sep 2011, 12:01 am 

Replies: 58
Views: 7,365


They would if they weren't able to fully grasp the concept that others can have information and POV that they don't. Kinda like the kid that plays hide and seek and thinks that if they can't see the other kids, then the other kids can't see them. I remember thinking that when I was a child. I read ...
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