Joe Ingles: Article on Son's Autism Diagnosis

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  1. bigb

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    I have six kids and I’m still amazed that I don’t have one with autism. On top of that, I have a total of 13 nieces and nephews. None with autism, though some are still too young to know (babes in arms young). A miracle.
     
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  2. Rubashov

    Rubashov Well-Known Member 2019 Award Winner

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    6 kids? 6? Are you repopulating the earth? How did you find time to work? Or bathe? No hobbies then I'm guessing? Well one i'm assuming. What does one do with 6 kids? I'd sell them to gypsies personally.
     
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  3. Eenie-Meenie

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    In my younger days I worked with some autistic kids. Their behavior was very unpredictable. You never knew what would set them off. It was interesting to hear that behavior modification therapies have advanced since them - Applied Behavior Analysis, I wonder what that involves. Catching it early sounds like it could be cause for hope. I know the kids that I worked with were older and I don't think much had been done with them. Some of them were heavy on meds and I don't think that was going to make them better only control their behavior.
     
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  4. nateboz

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    He did it. Ingles made me love him even more.

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  6. Kyoto

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    It's not that more kids are getting it, it's that the spectrum of autism has significantly widened and and diagnosis has become easier
     
  7. Rubashov

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    yeah i agree but i also get the feeling its over diagnosed. I have no evidence for this and i know nothing about raising kids but you know maybe a lot of these kids are just, you know, Germans and don't like talking to people. i got family like that, Germans.

     
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  8. outerspacefan

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    Someone at the State Legislature should sponsor a private bill to close Utah borders to the Ingles family. People need to know they won't leave the State, ever.
     
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  9. One Brow

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    In runs in families. 3 of my 5 have issues somewhere on the autism spectrum.
     
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  10. One Brow

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    My oldest son is an extrovert with autism spectrum issues. He works at TJMaxx a few hours a weeks, goes to baseball and hockey games, etc. My youngest is also enjoys being around people. Autism is about sensing the world in a different way than most people do, AFAICT.
     
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  11. LoPo

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    I had the honor of working with a few students on the spectrum when I worked in higher education. The main thing I noticed about them was their constant sense of positivity. They were always so happy and brought joy to those around them. Their "normal" was perfectly fine for them.

    Hopefully as we get further and further into the science of it all, I hope all "normal" people learn from their positive outlook on life. The world would be a better place if we did.

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    I'm not crying, that's just dust in my eyes! As if we didn't love Joe enough already!
     
  14. MVP

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    There is something unique about autistic kids in a mysterious way. I had a client who had autistic kid. Once he left a drawing in a waiting room full of zombies, flying saucers and blood dripping message written in the sky - "Government is watching you".
     
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  15. Douchebag K

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    nah he'll be hopping on the first plane home when he's done playing
     
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  16. Wes Mantooth

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    Agreed. I had an autistic kid about five years ago at school. Smartest kid in the class. Polite. Not weird in any way. Got good grades. Just quiet. **** man, I was really quiet too as a kid. I was often intimidated without meaning to be. We all have different social curves and I think this kid maybe had one but was marked Autistic because hey, it’s easier for the parents or schools, depending, to explain him. Which sucks and is ******** for that kid and ones like him.
     
  17. Wes Mantooth

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    Carcosa?
     
  18. Rubashov

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    i suppose i'm used it being like a family friend of ours kid growing up who was profoundly autistic and almost non verbal but through a lot of work he is now able to socialise, has a job ect

    Schools get extra funding for autistic kids here, girl I know had four in her class.
     
  19. Rubashov

    Rubashov Well-Known Member 2019 Award Winner

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    Can you blame him with these American ideas of freedom?

    Stop drinking my Kool-Aid (just a hint its not really Kool-Aid)
     
  20. MVP

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    Can you blame him?
     

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