Elliott of The Unpuzzled Project has a message he wanted to share for the “This is Autism” flash blog. Quoted from the link.
His humanism is evident in his lifelong fight against the abuse of children with autism and intellectual disability, and his enduring concern for their families. He also made extraordinary efforts to help physicians and scientists escape from Nazi-controlled territories. Quoted from the link.
Originally posted on Margaret Jean:
Want the best person for the job? Someone focused, methodical, honest and reliable? You could be looking for someone on the autism spectrum.
According to a bulletin from the National Autistic Society Northern Ireland and the Department for Employment and Learning (N. Ireland), people on the autism spectrum have some stellar qualities to offer.
“People with autism can make effective and highly valued employees,” the article begins.
“As is the case with all employees, it’s important to match the person’s particular skills to the requirements of the post.”
“People with autism are often very focused and have considerable skills in specific areas.”
“Some of the transferable skills include: attention to detail, a methodical approach, strong research skills, good long term memory and excellent record-keeping.”
For more information on this topic, see: http://www.equalityni.org/archive/pdf/Employingpeoplewithautism.pdf
Why not hire a person with Asperger’s?
Originally posted on Musings of an Aspie:
One of the obvious early signs of autism in children is pronoun reversal. All toddlers have difficulty with learning the correct usage of I, me and you. However, sometime between two-and-a-half and three years old, most kids gain a firm grasp of personal pronouns.
Specifically, they begin to understand that pronouns are referential rather than absolute words. I can be me but I can also be you, right? It all depends on the situation.
When you think about it, that’s a pretty challenging concept for someone who only recently learned to use a potty, but somehow most kids get it. If a child approaches their preschool years and is still using I, me and you interchangeably, that’s a potential sign of autism. The same is true of a child who continues to use their own name to refer to themselves in the third person.
There are a lot of theories…
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Been thinking about something. Look at people who consider themselves “Christian” these days. What happened to “love they neighbor” “Pray for those who use you and persecute you.” “Love your enemies.”? The average person who considers him or herself born again these days are spouting guns and Obama. They seem to think that if your conservative your saved. If your liberal you condemmed. what about repenting and turning from sin? Today the thing considered the worst that a “Believer” can do, is call sin sin! Any word but sin!! Why have they forgotten what Jesus taught died and arose for? Why do they read “Bibles” that delete the parts that don’t condone our sin and blasphemy filled culture. The “Christians” today all claim to be serving god. And yet have no problem with someone handicapped being killed!?? There are millions of people living-and dying alone-on America’s streets. And yet people reject those without money as if they were evil? when as money become their god? The Gospel in Our “churches” has been replaced with with You tube. You are warned in this country for eating the wrong food. And yet how many are going hungry? Is that what Jesus taught? Look at the stuff in our schools right now. The films and television. All you hear is “don’t judge” while people are dying in their sins. This nation is headed for judgement. And all people do is blame their government in stead of repenting. How many times did Jesus say “repent”? The Lord said “Go into all the world and preach My word.” Yet they do anything but. The Book of Revelation is almost considered “unchristian.” I’m tired of being hungry. I’m tired of the violence. Tired of the cruelty to animals the everyone gripes about yet does nothing. The God of the Bible has been banished from the United states. Look hwo your treated for saying Christ is the only way. I don’t consider myself “Christian” the way America and this world define it. I’m not sure I want to.