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Would Forrest Gump be considered autistic?

Anonymous
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Posted by Anonymous on Jul. 5, 2013 at 7:15 PM
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Pnukey
by Jenn on Jul. 5, 2013 at 7:18 PM
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No, he was retarded.*


* Don't get pissy with the word. He was. It was right there, IQ right below the line, so Mama had to do some favors to the superintendent (or whoever it was) so he could go to regular school.

Anonymous
by Anonymous on Jul. 5, 2013 at 7:18 PM
I believe he was autistic. I've read several articles that said he was a "classic autistic". Back then they didn't really differentiate between disorders and things, they slapped on the retarded label and that was that.
TrouserMouse
by on Jul. 5, 2013 at 7:19 PM
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He had some characteristics, but there would be no way to say for sure. He would be typical of many people simply diagnosed with Mild Mental Retardation.
Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Jul. 5, 2013 at 7:20 PM
I picked up the movie in the middle and had forgotten about the ahem favors his mother did for the superintendent.


Quoting Pnukey:

No, he was retarded.*


* Don't get pissy with the word. He was. It was right there, IQ right below the line, so Mama had to do some favors to the superintendent (or whoever it was) so he could go to regular school.

Anonymous
by Anonymous on Jul. 5, 2013 at 7:21 PM
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Yes, I think he had a low IQ. I don't think the character was autistic.
Anonymous
by Anonymous on Jul. 5, 2013 at 7:21 PM
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You do realize Forrest Gump is a fictional character???

malibucj
by Gold Member on Jul. 5, 2013 at 7:22 PM

I believe it would be more mental retardation.

soon2bmmy
by Member on Jul. 5, 2013 at 7:22 PM

Man, this post makes me want to watch the movie now!!! LOL

Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Jul. 5, 2013 at 7:22 PM
Of course silly, do you realize you can ask questions on here???

Quoting Anonymous:

You do realize Forrest Gump is a fictional character???

quinnsmom715
by Donna on Jul. 5, 2013 at 7:23 PM
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raise your hand if your off to watch forrest gump..

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