Originally posted by MemoryShock
SportyMB - Could you give a basic run down for those of us who missed it and are interested in the subject matter?
No prob....Im not good writing stuff more than a few lines at a time.....so hang in there
I didnt mean for this thread to still be here...I thought a MOD would delete it after a couple hours.
I was interested is this because I have a cousin who has an autistic child.
He's like 4 now, and seemed normal until he got like 2 years old....seems like he stayed at 2 in the mind...but after watching this I see that there
is hope for him and others like him.
Sue Rubin seems like your typical mentally retarded women. She carries a spoon, can't speak, and does funny stuff. But she is not retarded, not at
all...she's autistic. At the age of 13 Sue was IQ tested and scored rock bottom....I think Dr's said she had the brain of a 2 1/2 year old.
Anyways, Sues mom with the help of her psychologist started Sue on this new thing going around,
. the link gives better details than
me, but to sum it all up, do ya'll remember the old V-Tech toys from a few years ago that sound like a mix between Skeletor and Smegal...yeah
Anyways this is like a small hand held computer with a keyboard. Sue has learned to type actual words then press the "speak" button and the
computer says what she spells. AMAZING!!! (the sound is way better than the old V-Tech toys)
Her mom taught here the Alphabet slowly and she started to form words and sentences.....now you can ask her any questiona and she can answer just like
an adult, with the little computer thing ofcourse. She understands hard complex words and she can answer back in sentences not just YES and
She even writes, yes writes, motivational speeches for other like herself.
Later at the age of 26 she tested her IQ again...133
, yes that's not a typo...133, that's like smarter than most of you.
She even said that she does not know why she carries a spoon...she can't help it...she just feels compelled to hold the spoon........
To sum it all up, she is just like you and me....only she looks retarded, acts retarded and has a little computer to talk for her. She attends
college in regular classes like any 18 year would. She lives on her own with the Aid of others.
Smart as whip!
technology is awesome!!!
Makes me wonder...dam that would suck to be ME or YOU trapped in a retarded body...she was just a bomb of knowledge waiting to explode and the
handheld computer thingy was the key.
Autism is a World
on CNN, it will probably come on again sometime soon.
Be on the look out!