How to Understand Autism -- the Easy Way

How to Understand Autism -- the Easy Way

How to Understand Autism -- the Easy Way

How to Understand Autism -- the Easy Way

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It was a hot, muggy afternoon in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio. I believe it was August of 1991. I was lucky to have a chance to share my new ideas about perception with a very distinguished senior professor. We had a few minutes for lunch and I took advantage of the time away from our professional meetings to talk to him about my dissertation: a new way of understanding perception.

Soon the old professor began banging on the table. Dishes and silverware clanged loudly with each pounding of his fist. People in the restaurant turned to look at us. He was a nationally recognized professor at a major university – the chair of the number one department in his field. I was just a graduate student at the time.

[Not one person in the entire nation will ever care about any of these ideas! Not one person! These ideas are completely meaningless! Your claims about perception have no foundation in any concepts accepted in modern science! Who do you think you are?!]

By this time the restaurant had become completely quiet and everyone was staring at us. I was completely humiliated. And then it dawned on me. If he was so right and I was so wrong, why was he becoming so upset?

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