Music and Autism

Music is what feelings sound like.  This is a blessing for autistic people. The autistic brain is hard wired to be mental/intellectual without any ability to feel emotions as they happen.  We who are autistic process our emotions intellectually, a process that can take 24 hours, by which time the opportunity to feel anything has […]

How the Autistic Mind Functions – an Insider’s Report

Journal of Neurology, Psychiatry and Brain Research: ABSTRACT: Autism can most clearly be understood from the inside looking out. Those who are looking in have no frame of reference by which to readily understand what it is they are observing. Autism is neither neurodevelopmental nor a disorder. It is simply an inherent neurophysiological difference […]

Best Preschool Apps for Autistic Children

https://montessori.edokiacademy.con Montessori apps by Edoki for iPad are structured for self-learning by certified Montessori teachers. Options include: – Math – Literacy – Shapes and Colors – Drawing – Code and Logic – Nursery Rhymes – Music – Practical Life

Autism as an Intellectual Lens

Journal of Neurology, Psychiatry and Brain Research, Volume 2020, Issue 01: ABSTRACT: There is an inherent neurophysiological difference in how the autistic brain processes information. We who are autistic live in a specialized inner world that is entirely intellectual, free from emotional and social distractions.

Autistic Geniuses in History

Isaac Newton (1642-1726):  mathematician, physicist, astronomer, author.  Widely recognized as one of the most influential scientists of all time. Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826):  statesman, diplomat, lawyer, architect, philosopher, and principal author of the Declaration of Independence.  Served as third president of the U.S. from 1801 to 1809. Charles Darwin (1809-1882):  naturalist, geologist, and biologist.  Best known […]

Best Educational Materials for Autistic Children Montessori educational materials create the ultimate self-learning experience for your child. No parent intervention required. The structure teaches.1. Movable Alphabet.2. Pink Tower.3. Sound Cylinders.4. Hands-On Tasks.5. Dressing Frames.6. Puzzle Maps.7. Classification Cards.8. Beads.9. Binomial Cube.10. Checkerboard.

The Neurophysiological Cause of Autism

Journal of Neurology & Neurophysiology 2020, Vol.11, Issue 5, 001-004: The current overly broad definition of autism has launched an epidemic of false diagnoses that include conditions of uncertain similarities. Professionals diagnose by ticking off symptoms on a subjective checklist that has no clear relation to causality. This study firmly establishes that autism has […]

Autism Breakthrough: Discovery in Neurophysiology

Available at Amazon: Autism is a mental superpower with emotion as its kryptonite. Autism is perpetual and unrelenting hyperfocus, the state of intense single-minded concentration fixated on one thought pattern at a time to the exclusion of everything else, including one’s own feelings. We who are autistic live in an inner space that is […]

Litmus Test for Autism

© David Rowland Hyperfocus is the unique and defining causal state of autism that creates all of its observed characteristics.  Hyperfocus prevents someone from dividing attention between two thought patterns or two stimuli at the same time.  An autistic person talking to you is incapable of feeling any emotion in that moment.  The surest way […]

Autism and Fearlessness

Autistic people are the only ones on the planet who are incapable of experiencing fear. If you meet someone who has never felt any kind of fear in his entire life, that person is most assuredly autistic. The amygdala (fear center) of every autistic brain is inactive. Alex Honnold, the expert free solo climber in […]

Greta Thunberg views her Autism as a Superpower

Greta Thunberg sees her Asperger’s syndrome as a superpower in her fight for climate change. wholeheartedly agrees.  Autism instills (a) singular focus, (b) mental clarity, (c) integrity, (d) forthrightness, and (e) fearlessness. Michelangelo, Mozart, Darwin, Jefferson, Edison, Tesla, and Einstein also had autistic superpower.

Ayn Rand was Probably Autistic

Ayn Rand [1905 –1982] was a Russian-American writer and philosopher.  She is known for her two best-selling novels, “The Fountainhead” and “Atlas Shrugged”, and for developing a philosophical system she named Objectivism.  Ayn Rand displayed characteristic signs of autistic hyperfocus, including:  (a) appearing to live in an inner world that is entirely intellectual; (b) having intense single-minded concentration; (c) seeing every […]