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Unlocking the Social Potential in Autism by Karina Poirier

Posted by on Jul. 25, 2014 at 2:43 PM
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I'm reading this ^ (it was a free download one day from Kindle, no I didn't pay the $100 something for the book).
It keeps talking about the ASD person having brain damage. Idk why, but it just rubs me wrong saying that there is brain damage. He's never been sick to get brain damage (post infectious encephalitis), never hit his head hard enough to cause brain damage. I've just always been of the point of view that ASD people's brains function different. We don't know why, but the basic wiring is different. Not that it's damaged.
Those who are on the spectrum: Do you feel like you are this way due to damage, you're just wired different or what? Please explain why you think that.
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by on Jul. 25, 2014 at 4:00 PM
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Well, I don't look at autism as some kind of a gift, and for me I'd say that the disadvantages outweigh any advantages, but I'm pretty sure I was born this way. I feel mildly disabled, but damaged really isn't the right word.
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