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    Why is she allowed on a forum with a school computer?

    I give up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aussiemyf7 View Post
    Why is she allowed on a forum with a school computer?

    I give up.
    That has got me baffled, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by puggerup View Post
    Cleasanta what gives you the right to dictate who can and can't be a member here?
    She hasn't broken any guidelines so back off.

    I wish I didn't take you off ignore to read your posts because I am so bloody angry right now.
    Yeah yeah puggerup...you continue being angry! I'm a big girl...I can handle it. But let fair be fair...have a good look at the posts and you will see I am not the only person who was pissed off.

    Ignore sounds good...you stay away from me...I'll stay away from you. It is interesting however that it was me you picked...very interesting!

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    I really don't know. Sighhhhh Some people will post crap about things they have no idea about to Try and fit in. That is a mistake that many do make. Age or disability does not enter into acceptance by a forum, or for that matter in life. Or, it shouldn't.

    I always assume with spelling etc that there is a reason for it, education, english as a second language etc

    I am wondering though why there is so much pc access to a forum whilst I would imagine class was on.

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    Pugger I remember high school clearly, it was only 4 years ago, and I know that school computers have blocks on a lot of forums and websites. If she is disabled, why isn't anyone watching what she's doing? Its not like she's managing to post every now and then.
    Jeez I said I give up, but I just cant drop it...
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    On my bird forums...here I go again lol. We have many her age. They established their credibility by I love my birds, bought a new cage today, hey we got an african grey etc etc. Posts. Those that pretended to know what they obviously did not were also shot down. To the credit of some though they did stick around, took the medicine and became liked contributing forum members. Many Kudo's must go to those that do.

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    Based on other people quoting other peoples posts...

    Autism and ADHD are not excuses for poor breed research or poor spelling or slow learning. That's my personal experience. Something else is going on here. I'm not saying KJ is dishonest. I think she probably believes what she is saying but there is a whole lot of making up plausible reasons that are completely wrong for how life goes.

    Lack of forward thinking (about the consequences of ones actions) is an age / brain development related thing, and normal but unacceptable in a 15yo. As is the idea that one is the centre of the universe. And parents of an autistic child may aggravate this. Autism means "self" centred but not in a selfish me me me way but more in the oblivious way that citizens of the USA are completely unaware that the rest of the world exists and has desires, wants, and issues of their own.

    And there are different manifestations of Autism. Different degrees of intelligence and verbal and visual skills. Clearly in KJs case, the verbal / written skills could use a bit more work/effort.

    Personally I think ADHD is a misdiagnosis with Autistic children. Real ADHD means not being able to keep attention on any one thing at all ever. But Autistic kids can often lose themselves for hours in one task or hobby that interests them. Unfortunately, the medicine prescribed for ADHD often makes the "symptoms" (or traits) of Autism worse. It often increases the (social) anxiety of an Autistic kid (or adult) and then a medicine to treat the anxiety gets prescribed. Which then ruins an intelligent autistic (aspergers) kid's ability to remember and apply any rules relating to polite social interaction that they may have learned.

    There is only one specialist in the WHOLE of AUSTRALIA (maybe the world) whose opinion on Autism and Aspergers I respect - and that's Tony Attwood. If you want to know more about it, check out
    Tony Attwood

    There are many specialists around the world - including Simon Baron Cohen - who is related to Sasha Baron Cohen (of Borat fame), who have no real clue.

    Parents and Therapists are often their own child's worst enemy when it comes to managing Autism - and the main thing that needs addressing is social skills because they don't come naturally - because they "excuse" a whole lot of inappropriate behaviour because of the "diagnosis". And ironically? At least one parent, often both (4 to 1 likelyhood) are also on the Autism spectrum, and often the therapist is too - they study human behaviour because they can't understand it naturally the way "normal" aka "neurotypical" people do.

    What an Autistic kid could really use - are people who state in a matter of fact, unemotional way - just exactly why what they wrote is confusing / inappropriate / incorrect, and what we would like them to do instead.

    I for one, like accurate grammar and spelling as much as possible because I find posts easier to read that way. I don't phonetically sound out words when I read - I look at the whole word and recognise it that way. So if it is not spelled correctly - I can't recognise or understand it and then I have to sound it out if I can be bothered - mostly I'll just move along to somebody else's post. This kind of explanation, while long, is like a "social story" and what an Autistic / Aspergers kid needs to explain why the world is the way it is.

    And just to really educate you all... Dog clubs are a very popular refuge for people on the Autism spectrum.

    Anyone want to find out where they are - note these don't make official diagnosis but can be the start in finding out why you are the way you are... note - if you find many of the questions ambiguous - score an extra point or two on the spectrum and just pick the nearest answer...

    Note this test was written by Simon Baron-Cohen. I don't argue with his description of the traits of Autism / Aspergers - I dispute his explanations and suggested "management".
    Wired 9.12: Take The AQ Test

    This one I like the best - you don't need to register, you can just do it. It's fairly long.
    Aspie-quiz

    If you do score "highly likely" you might want to do some more research. And you can quit being depressed about your tendency to put your foot in mouth and piss people off, there are plenty of compensating traits.

    Oh and one obvious trait of a verbally skilled person with Aspergers... very very long posts.

    Personally I don't see being on the spectrum as a bad thing, but some people are mortified by it. We wouldn't have computers for starters, without people on the deep end of the spectrum.
    Last edited by Hyacinth; 11-10-2009 at 01:25 PM. Reason: wrong word in right place, fingers not keeping up

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    you know tony

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    Kassie, could you please tell me why you have been allowed to use the computer for personal reasons for so long during school this afternoon?

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    look i go to st peter,s college in cranboune
    we do not live in tyabb any more the police took our house from us so we had to move

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