Author Archives: Autastic

Child Genius Documentary 2013

I watched Child Genius on Channel 4 last night and last week’s first episode too. I always find Genius documentaries interesting because all geniuses are autistic savants. But the word ‘Autism’ was not mentioned once throughout the documentary, because to … Continue reading

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Disregard for Authority – ASD Symptom

Appearing to having a disregard for people in authority is a major clue that someone is on the autistic spectrum. If you think that must include all individuals who regularly misbehave, then yes, those are the numbers we are talking … Continue reading

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Autistic Kids Don’t Copy Pointless Actions

A new study of children with autism, finds that they miss out actions they deem to be pointless, when copying adults. Rachael Rettner, writes of the study at MyHealthNewsDaily. While children without an autism diagnosis copied every step of a … Continue reading

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Jodie Marsh: Bullied – Channel 5

I watched Jodie Marsh’s new 2 part TV program Jodie Marsh: Bullied on Channel 5 in the UK last night. We saw the subject of bullying from the victim’s point of view – as you would expect. But towards the … Continue reading

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Abused Women Have Autistic Kids

I blogged the other day about a scientific experiment where the findings resulted in researchers making some assumptions. Today I’ve found another example of such assumptions. This time it’s the scientists and doctors of the Harvard School of Public Health … Continue reading

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Watching TV Being Blamed For Anti-Social Behavior

Over at ScienceWorldReport they report that 5 year olds who watch more than 3 hours of TV a day are more than likely to be involved in anti-social behavior. After reading the reporth though, it seems that the people in … Continue reading

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Doctors Link 5 Psychiatric Disorders

A recent study written about in The New York Times has found that five different disorders share several “genetic glitches” that eventually cause mental illness. The study that was published in The Lancet this week, includes the following five disorders: … Continue reading

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Aggressive Outbursts: ASD Symptom

Not everyone with high functioning Autistic Spectrum Disorder has aggressive outbursts or anger issues, but many do. And it is to do with nervousness and the inability to cope well with stress. The characteristics such as anger, being argumentative and … Continue reading

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The Growing Pains of a Teenage Genius

This week I was lucky to catch a TV documentary from last year on BBC iPlayer while it was still available; The Growing Pains of a Teenage Genius, about a 13-year-old autistic savant, Cameron Thompson, who was doing an Open … Continue reading

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Big Brother

I have a love/hate relationship with Big Brother, the TV show. Sometimes I hate the pettiness of some of the small-minded people, and an awful lot of the people attracted to applying for a show like this are very insecure, … Continue reading

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