Emergence: Labeled Autistic Themes

Temple Grandin
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Autistics Can Improve Their Lives

If the reader has ever interacted with an autistic child, s/he knows the extremity of an autistic's behavior. While Temple Grandin presents the behaviors rather coolly and straightforwardly, the behaviors are extreme. Autistic children deliberately do not control their urination so they urinate all over the house, often hiding the evidence. They save feces and at the same time use them to cover walls and furniture. Often they cannot talk so they scream all the time, or "peep," making odd incomprehensible sounds. When autistic children cannot get what they want or accomplish something, they thrash around and break things, even expensive things, irreplaceable things. They cannot respond to simple language many times, or only selectively. Sometimes they fly into emotional frenzies at everyday things like a phone ringing or someone coming to visit the house. They destroy materials and toys purchased to help...

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