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I really like this site...

...especially because as a result of taking certain medications, I have developed some of the characteristics described, and I am sometimes shocked at my own behavior. (What, me? Enjoying a party? Feeling connected to a bunch of people I hardly know?) But I still have a "Huh? What's that about?" reaction to other characteristics (especially item 4).

via supergee

http://isnt.autistics.org/

Some favorite bits:

DSN-IV (The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of 'Normal' Disorders): 666.00 Neurotypic Disorder:
(1) marked delusional sense of awareness of the existence or feelings of others (e.g., treats a person as if he or she were an extention of himself; behaves as if clairavoyant of another person's distress; apparently projects own concepts and needs onto others)
...
(2) markedly abnormal nonverbal communication, as in the use of eye-to-eye gaze, facial expression, body posture, or gestures to initiate or modulate social interaction (e.g., anticipates and enjoys being held, does not stiffens when held, constantly looks at the other person or smiles when making a social approach, compulsively greets parents or visitors, insists on invasively stares into the eyes of others in social situations)
(3) excessive imaginative irrelevant activity, such as playacting of adult roles, fantasy characters, or animals, lack of interest in computers or other logical fullfilling pastimes
(4) marked abnormalities in the production of speech, including volume, pitch, stress, rate, rhythm, and intonation (e.g., gregarious grandious tone, overly emotional or syrupy melody, or overcontrolled pitch)

and What to do if you suspect your child has NT:
AS scientists are currently working on a new range of wonder-drugs - Swarming Inhibitors (SI's) which it is hoped will prevent some of the more anti-social manifestations of NT such as a tendency to congregate in mobs, engage in vicious group character assassinations of outsiders, and in the extreme case to actually incite each other to mass acts of violence and destruction such as wars, pogroms, lynch mobs and the like.
(this is a humor site)

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red_frog
Jun. 30th, 2003 10:24 am (UTC)
It's pathetic that you have to spell out that this is a humor site, but since I saw someone commenting seriously on this a while ago I suppose it's a good idea.
crazed_lynn
Jun. 30th, 2003 10:28 am (UTC)
Until I finally realized it was a humor site (I read your extract first), I was appalled! Especially with item 2. :) Whew.
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