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Posted by CodeRed [send private reply] at March 17, 2003, 04:47:13 PM https://secure2.merchantcart.net/UCDavisHope/MyWebPage.cfm?pID=103911
Just do it, if you are too young to have paypal just PM me and I will give you an address to send an MO
Posted by ItinitI [send private reply] at March 17, 2003, 05:02:16 PM Aren't some autism extreemly intelligent?? Especially with numbers and music??
Posted by buzgub [send private reply] at March 17, 2003, 10:24:57 PM Not intelligent. As I understand it, some of them have incredibly good memories for certain things, so an autistic person with apparently incredible maths skills probably just remembers things like the result of 1549+1437 naturally, so are able to rattle that off once they've seen it once.
I'm probably wrong.
Posted by stilldo [send private reply] at March 17, 2003, 11:13:20 PM a *very* common symptom of autism is that you cant stand disorder, and strive to achieve it... such as putting some wooden blocks in a row according to colour, that kind of thing. at the same time, some people could have really amazing skills, like hearing a piano piece for the first time, then proceeding to transcribe the score without ever seeing or hearing it before then.
Posted by ItinitI [send private reply] at March 18, 2003, 12:52:53 PM I think most humans brains develop around literary things [ie, reading, writing-- not suprising beign that the rate of literary subjects compared to numerical subjects in most schools is like 4 to 1]...while autistics humans minds develop around numerical things [ie, math, numbers, ect-- somewhat like computers]. That's probly incorrect, but my theory anyway. (^_^)
But, I think autistic humans are extreemly good at gambling [They can easily count the cards and determine statistics], music [Music is mathematics/numbers], memory, mathematics, ect.
Posted by regretfuldaydreamer [send private reply] at March 18, 2003, 04:18:17 PM My brain developed as far as possible around mathematics (of course I am perfectly literate!), I just prefer using my mathematics and logical capabilities rather than my communication ones.
Is there any reason why this cause is close to your heart CodeRed?
Posted by ItinitI [send private reply] at March 18, 2003, 04:58:33 PM Um, yeah, I was wondering why CodeRed, normally a rather critical persona, has brought this matter to our attention.
Posted by CodeRed [send private reply] at March 18, 2003, 07:17:18 PM No, I know nothing about it, but a person I know from another forum has a son who is autistic and she asked for donations, so I decided to sponser her (using money obtained by pirating games). So, instead of using that money to buy drugs that fund terrorism, I thought I'd use it for some good. I am trying to balance the stealing with a little giving
Posted by Mike_L [send private reply] at March 21, 2003, 01:49:52 PM regretfuldaydreamer said:
> My brain developed as far as possible around mathematics (of
> course I am perfectly literate!), I just prefer using my
> mathematics and logical capabilities rather than my
> communication ones.
This forum is a form of communication.
Posted by RedX [send private reply] at March 21, 2003, 02:09:23 PM Don't underestimate the importance of your communication skills. Learn to use them effectively while you're still young. It's a lot harder to develop them when your an adult, and you'll need them when hunting for your dream job (unless your dream job involves washing dishes).
Posted by regretfuldaydreamer [send private reply] at March 21, 2003, 05:28:40 PM Believe me, I can use them, I've achieved a supposedly "unachievable" 50/50 in my GCSE English Oral (Most teachers refuse to give you full marks in principle). I'm not saying I can't communicate, what I am saying is that I find logic, programming and mathematics much easier and way more interresting.
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