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16 Responses to “Autism Breaking The Pattern (part one) #3”
  1. baqaqi says:

    There are actually some good reasons for labeling. My eldest has shown several autistic traits since she was very small. She has outgrown some and learned to suppress/exploit others, but as she entered high school she started showing signs of her dad’s bipolar. When we took her in for evaluation the doc noticed some of the old anxiety traits and immediately concluded she was schizophrenic! If she’d been diagnosed as AS earlier he would have known it was just her way.

  2. Motherkuen says:

    Too many children are being labled!! Every child or person is different!!!! Maybe they don’t want to communicate because they know were to dumb to listen or understand!!!!!!Autism is a wonderful gift. It’s just not understood yet. We are entering a new world cant you see it comming. We better step up and take notice!!!!!!!

  3. Scanlonam says:

    I love Andy Goldsworthy!!

    However, the comments about being “drained by people” could simply mean that he’s an introvert. Look up Meyer’s Briggs. In reality we all have elements of introversion and extroversion. But about one in four people is primarily an introvert and the vast majority of them do not have Asperger’s or autism.
    Also people with trouble developing social skills due to CAPD-like myself-can be extroverts who enjoy people but often don’t understand them.

  4. BenedictC says:

    If it was a case that the NT’s and people with autism were swapped around then the NT’s would actually need help to cope in our society.
    You really are taking opinions of quite a few of the autistic community phil and I appreciate it.
    When I was younger I used to have an obsession with pinecones, never knew why but now I think it was the paterns as I loved the way they looked

  5. gabrielknight11 says:

    Your video is very interesting to me. My son (10) does it with water, sand, etc. too. He’s pretty verbal and has HF autism. The interesting part is that when they do cognitive tests on him, he scores highest on the pattern portion. In 2nd grade his ability in patterns was as high as a 19-21 year old. I always knew he was extremely visually perceptive. Occassionally, I see an artistic side to him and it will be interesting to see if it develops over time. Great video for thought!
    Carla

  6. MarSuk says:

    I really enjoyed this perspective. I have heard of Andy Goldsworth and I love his work, we should be encouraging childrens skills and work with them.
    Thanks

  7. jon2xu says:

    Good video! I like that guys artwork.

  8. FriscoF7 says:

    Standing Ovatation for that one : ) Awesome video and I so wish the public school teachers and educators would get this. It seems I am constantly fighting the school to stop squelching my child’s learning ability and squashing their spirit by demanding they conform to their one size fits all way.

  9. djfmitv says:

    Definitely a very well researched and produced case study :)

  10. limeslimey says:

    Thanks for this excellent video. I used
    to never know what a skill was. When I found out, I realized it was my ability to see patterns everywhere. No wonder I sometimes can’t stay calm unless I am doodling. No wonder
    colors “dance”.

  11. Serge165 says:

    Oh sand is just the begining, Try ripples and lights dancing about…Ah, the experience, I will someday share poems about it when I get a new webcam

  12. leoleponge says:

    Excellent video!!
    I could never understand the patterns in sand throwing that Braden, my son and other autistics have. After watching this, I have a new perspective, Andy Goldsworthy is an amazing artist and clearly demonstrates it. They can see patterns we can’t.
    Nice work.
    Go Leaf’s Go!!!

  13. Aragonpr says:

    Outstanding video, Phil! Thanks for addressing this in a direct and straightforward manner. I have always had difficulty expressing this to others. In the future, I will ask them to watch this video. You have helped me and I am sure others a lot with this video.

    Nena

  14. 666sigma says:

    First, I think it has always been known that true genius – art, math, science, music – usually comes with a price. They are seldom “normal” so maybe the AS community has a point.

    My guess is that Goldsworthy has some form of AS and I agree with you that he is abled, not disabled. However, I also happen to believe that it is inappropriate to consider AS a disability.

    Everyone has strengthens and weaknesses. Viva la difference.

  15. ischlopischlo says:

    Great vid!

    I think it’s a really cool fact that Albert Einstein proved the existence of the Atom after looking at the way dust grains moves in water even though the water is still – a pehonomenon most scientists thought was strange but uninteresting, while Einstein found it highly fascinating.

  16. Serge165 says:

    If he is in his own world, then how is he Manifesting physically in this one?. Yes, the child is watching the patterns of sand, I’ve done it before

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