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(Gainesville Sun)   Woman with autistic son in car arrested for DUI after testing 3.8625 times the legal limit   (gainesville.com) divider line 65
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2012-12-10 11:00:21 AM
Did the child invoke his right to remain silent?
 
2012-12-10 11:45:21 AM
if you had an autistic son you'd drink too.


I respect anyone going though that.
 
2012-12-10 11:51:36 AM
She was trying to get home in time for Wapner.
 
2012-12-10 12:20:52 PM
Why is "autistic son in car" a relevant headline detail?
 
2012-12-10 12:22:33 PM
That's why I have a bumper sticker that says "If this kid's a rockin' don't come a knockin'"
 
2012-12-10 02:16:43 PM

TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: Why is "autistic son in car" a relevant headline detail?


Emotional appeal for the drama queens among us?
 
2012-12-10 02:35:35 PM

TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: Why is "autistic son in car" a relevant headline detail?


If someone has to explain it to you.....
 
2012-12-10 02:35:57 PM
She should have let the boy drive. I bet he's an excellent driver.
 
2012-12-10 02:36:04 PM
Why was she holding her fifteen year old son?
 
2012-12-10 02:37:11 PM
Taking away her kid would probably be a blessing for her... and a burden for the rest of society.
 
2012-12-10 02:37:11 PM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: if you had an autistic son you'd drink too.


I respect anyone going though that.


I've just switched to boxes of wine to save money.
 
2012-12-10 02:37:15 PM
z.about.com

Artistic car.
 
2012-12-10 02:37:18 PM

TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: Why is "autistic son in car" a relevant headline detail?


I guess it makes it either worse or better, depending.
 
2012-12-10 02:38:42 PM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: if you had an autistic son you'd drink too.


I respect anyone going though that.


If she didn't want to deal with it she shouldn't have had him poisonedvaccinated
 
2012-12-10 02:38:56 PM
Why don't people just abort when they know their kid is going to be retarded? You have to be a real asshole to know that and still have a kid.
 
2012-12-10 02:39:20 PM

TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: Why is "autistic son in car" a relevant headline detail?


In today's society, I'd go as far as saying that any DUI isn't a story regardless. It's like doing a news story like "Area man eats breakfast."
 
2012-12-10 02:41:23 PM

duffblue: Why don't people just abort when they know their kid is going to be retarded? You have to be a real asshole to know that and still have a kid.


Please tell me you are trolling and not this stupid.
 
2012-12-10 02:42:24 PM

duffblue: Why don't people just abort when they know their kid is going to be retarded? You have to be a real asshole to know that and still have a kid.


troltastic
 
2012-12-10 02:42:56 PM
The kid was probably drunk too, they just told the cops he's autistic.
 
2012-12-10 02:43:06 PM
thumbs.dreamstime.com 
What an artistic son may look like.
 
2012-12-10 02:44:32 PM

davidphogan: Why was she holding her fifteen year old son?


If her son was like mine, he'd run off. We call it elopement.

I always worry about breaking down while driving my son to his school on the tollway. The thought of getting him safely from one vehicle to another with commuters speeding by at 80mph is scary.
 
2012-12-10 02:46:10 PM

sleeps in trees: duffblue: Why don't people just abort when they know their kid is going to be retarded? You have to be a real asshole to know that and still have a kid.

Please tell me you are trolling and not this stupid.


Somebody having a different opinion than you is not trolling.
 
2012-12-10 02:46:34 PM
Subby: I need more precision than that!

/Anyone else notice that there are no more "retarded" kids anymore? Just "autistic"?
 
2012-12-10 02:46:45 PM
Hey, subby... Did you know that autistic kids aren't especially good at math? You're thinking of savants.
 
2012-12-10 02:49:23 PM

duffblue: sleeps in trees: duffblue: Why don't people just abort when they know their kid is going to be retarded? You have to be a real asshole to know that and still have a kid.

Please tell me you are trolling and not this stupid.

Somebody having a different opinion than you is not trolling.


Well then...autism can't yet be detected en utero AND autism is a spectrum, some smart, some more challenged but all better company you, I'd guess.

Your ideas are outdated.
 
2012-12-10 02:50:12 PM

Sean M: /Anyone else notice that there are no more "retarded" kids anymore? Just "autistic"?


Um... huh? There are a plethora of mental handicaps. Autism and autism spectrum disorder are primarily social retardation. And I don't just mean "doesn't play well with other kids." I mean they lack the fundamental programming that makes humans want to interact with other people.
 
2012-12-10 02:50:19 PM
This 'children are precious snowflakes' phenomenon is really getting out of hand imo. So the kid can draw, who gives a shiat, it's not worth mentioning on a police report.
 
2012-12-10 02:52:13 PM

duffblue: sleeps in trees: duffblue: Why don't people just abort when they know their kid is going to be retarded? You have to be a real asshole to know that and still have a kid.

Please tell me you are trolling and not this stupid.

Somebody having a different opinion than you is not trolling.



Yeah, you're trolling. *golf clap*
 
2012-12-10 02:55:20 PM

glassbottomboatcaptain: This 'children are precious snowflakes' phenomenon is really getting out of hand imo. So the kid can draw, who gives a shiat, it's not worth mentioning on a police report.


News isn't always about informing. To attract viewers/readers you must also invoke emotion. Preferably outrage.
 
2012-12-10 02:56:42 PM
I like that there is never any money to families of the severely autistic with the daily struggles of living and being the sole caregiver (at least in my state), yet to throw mom/dad in jail and take child away - no problem - lots of money for that.

We have no where to turn except for 911. Haven't had to call 911 for a tantrum yet though.

/8yrs old
//5 ft, 130lbs
//I drink at home.
 
2012-12-10 02:57:44 PM

duffblue: sleeps in trees: duffblue: Why don't people just abort when they know their kid is going to be retarded? You have to be a real asshole to know that and still have a kid.

Please tell me you are trolling and not this stupid.

Somebody having a different opinion than you is not trolling.


Trolling isn't about opinions. To attract interest/comments you must invoke emotion. Preferably outrage.
 
2012-12-10 02:59:20 PM

Madame Ovary: I like that there is never any money to families of the severely autistic with the daily struggles of living and being the sole caregiver (at least in my state), yet to throw mom/dad in jail and take child away - no problem - lots of money for that.

We have no where to turn except for 911. Haven't had to call 911 for a tantrum yet though.

/8yrs old
//5 ft, 130lbs
//I drink at home.


My girlfriend used to work as a behavior therapist with autistic children. We're still good friends with a handful of people still in that line of work. I've heard some terrible stories. Try not to let it get you too down. From what some of the girls have seen, if you're keeping the house cleaner than a barn you're doing alright.
 
2012-12-10 03:06:12 PM

Honest Bender: Sean M: /Anyone else notice that there are no more "retarded" kids anymore? Just "autistic"?

Um... huh? There are a plethora of mental handicaps. Autism and autism spectrum disorder are primarily social retardation. And I don't just mean "doesn't play well with other kids." I mean they lack the fundamental programming that makes humans want to interact with other people.


The real handicap seems to be in the form of an inability to filter out irrelevant stimuli, especially in hearing. There are a lot of physical deficits associated with being on the spectrum (altered vestibulo-ocular reflex, cerebellar volume deficits, hyperacusis, etc.) that probably contribute to the withdrawal characteristic of ASD.

/is collecting some pilot data for a study on ASD, so I'm getting a kick, etc. etc.
 
2012-12-10 03:11:29 PM
Seems to have a problem with drinking... Do we know the reason for the autism?
 
2012-12-10 03:15:29 PM

Sean M: /Anyone else notice that there are no more "retarded" kids anymore? Just "autistic"?


There's a difference. I've got one of reasonable intelligence (which "mentally retarded" implies one is not), who is more or less nonverbal. (We can tell because of some of the communication she does, and from seeing the details of what she understands).
 
2012-12-10 03:19:57 PM
Oh my that's like 1.727362513 times the square root of 5 (about)
 
2012-12-10 03:22:31 PM
Subby,

cache.ohinternet.com
 
2012-12-10 03:28:56 PM
So it is less of a problem because the kid is tarded?
 
2012-12-10 03:43:39 PM
images2.wikia.nocookie.net

The square root of 906.01 is 30.1. The square root of 912.04 is 30.2.
 
2012-12-10 03:47:43 PM

TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: Why is "autistic son in car" a relevant headline detail?


It helps the terrible decimal precision joke
 
2012-12-10 03:47:51 PM
I could give two shiats if her kid is autistic, retarded, a genius, or covered in pink and purple polka dots. The kid being in the car isn't especially relevant to me except that it's one more life the dumb biatch took into her hands with a .309 BAC on breathalyzer.

Sure, DUI may be common and happen every day. That doesn't make the farkwits any less deserving of at worst, a slow, painful, torturous, lingering death or, at best, losing the privilege (it's not a right) to ever sit behind the controls of any motorized vehicle ever again (and I include mopeds and scooters in that. Hell, I include motorized wheelchairs in that). The charge for DUI should be attempted murder or attempted vehicular manslaughter and deferred prosecution (thank you liberal farktards), where the criminally negligent are "victims" is utter bullshiat and should not exist. You make a choice to drink and drive and that choice should have consequences for you - instead, it only has (often lifelong...if your victims live) consequences for the actual victims of your criminally stupid behavior.

But I am extremely biased because a drunk driver who blew a .23 two hours after the accident in which she nearly killed me got a deferred prosecution and is still driving. I'll have medical problems for the rest of my life and I cannot drive thanks to the seizures I now suffer thanks to that accident that drunk driver caused.

Get a farking cab. Call someone to pick you up. farking walk. But when you make the choice to turn a vehicle into a semi-guided missile, I hope the prosecutor, judge, and jury throw every single charge that will stick at you - and I hope every damned last one of them stick, you piece of shiat.
 
2012-12-10 03:49:34 PM
Too bad the "legal limit" is completely arbitrary. Half the legal limit (in my state) and my mother is unfit to drive. At twice that same limit I can name a dozen bar regulars that drive better than your average blue hair.

Too bad our criminal justice system is focused on punishment and profit rather than betterment of society.

/drugs are baad, m'kay
 
2012-12-10 03:51:47 PM

moothemagiccow: TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: Why is "autistic son in car" a relevant headline detail?

It helps the terrible decimal precision joke



Aha! Now it makes sense.

Still not clever or funny.
 
2012-12-10 04:03:37 PM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: if you had an autistic son you'd drink too.


I respect anyone going though that.


Maybe he has fetal alcohol syndrome not autism?
 
2012-12-10 04:04:19 PM

Matrix Flavored Wasabi: The real handicap seems to be in the form of an inability to filter out irrelevant stimuli, especially in hearing. There are a lot of physical deficits associated with being on the spectrum (altered vestibulo-ocular reflex, cerebellar volume deficits, hyperacusis, etc.) that probably contribute to the withdrawal characteristic of ASD.

/is collecting some pilot data for a study on ASD, so I'm getting a kick, etc. etc.


Pretty much this. I've never been diagnosed because I've managed to work into the range of "normal", but I've still got problems with personal relationships and such. I don't "get" people like most people do. I've gotten better at it because I've wanted to, and just had to pay attention to people's reactions and such. I've asked horribly insensitive questions of people because it simply never crossed my mind that they would almost certainly be perceived as insensitive. I was just curious. Live and learn ;)

To your point about senses, it's virtually impossible for people to sneak up on me because I listen to everything going on around me. Touch can be completely overwhelming, and almost painful at times, mostly after very... pleasurable touch... from someone else. I'm also not a big fan of the club scene. I can go with friends, but I get exhausted after an hour or two at most, and just want to sit in the corner.

I love interacting with people. I'd be very sad if I didn't. But it's very taxing on me to do so, and sometimes I just need my alone time. A lot of people see it as antisocial without understanding, because they have no frame of reference to do so.

But compared to many ASD spectrum people, I got off scot-free. I can just barely imagine what it's like to not be able to deal with the amount of sensory input. Best thing I can compare it to is that you know how sometimes a loud noise will startle you, or someone will touch you and it'll surprise you? Imagine that every noise and every touch is that loud and intrusive. Even touches from clothing.

/ I know, CSB
// Yes, you'll probably pooh-pooh my self-diagnosis. I don't need a diagnosis, because I don't have a problem. I'm just me with my experiences.
 
2012-12-10 04:08:44 PM

monoski


The Stealth Hippopotamus: if you had an autistic son you'd drink too.


I respect anyone going though that.

Maybe he has fetal alcohol syndrome not autism?


Life in the FAS lane.
 
2012-12-10 04:11:10 PM

Honest Bender: Autism and autism spectrum disorder are primarily social retardation. And I don't just mean "doesn't play well with other kids." I mean they lack the fundamental programming that makes humans want to interact with other people.


Wrong; the hardwiring for interpreting and exhibiting particular social cues is missing, and certain stimuli that get "absorbed" somehow in most people are left loose and rattle around the brain, leading to distraction and anxiety. This means that most want to interact with other people but that it's a significant challenge both because it's hard to pay attention when stressed and because an important information stream has to be processed consciously instead of automatically.
 
2012-12-10 04:16:59 PM

Pitabred: Matrix Flavored Wasabi: The real handicap seems to be in the form of an inability to filter out irrelevant stimuli, especially in hearing. There are a lot of physical deficits associated with being on the spectrum (altered vestibulo-ocular reflex, cerebellar volume deficits, hyperacusis, etc.) that probably contribute to the withdrawal characteristic of ASD.

/is collecting some pilot data for a study on ASD, so I'm getting a kick, etc. etc.

Pretty much this. I've never been diagnosed because I've managed to work into the range of "normal", but I've still got problems with personal relationships and such. I don't "get" people like most people do. I've gotten better at it because I've wanted to, and just had to pay attention to people's reactions and such. I've asked horribly insensitive questions of people because it simply never crossed my mind that they would almost certainly be perceived as insensitive. I was just curious. Live and learn ;)

To your point about senses, it's virtually impossible for people to sneak up on me because I listen to everything going on around me. Touch can be completely overwhelming, and almost painful at times, mostly after very... pleasurable touch... from someone else. I'm also not a big fan of the club scene. I can go with friends, but I get exhausted after an hour or two at most, and just want to sit in the corner.

I love interacting with people. I'd be very sad if I didn't. But it's very taxing on me to do so, and sometimes I just need my alone time. A lot of people see it as antisocial without understanding, because they have no frame of reference to do so.

But compared to many ASD spectrum people, I got off scot-free. I can just barely imagine what it's like to not be able to deal with the amount of sensory input. Best thing I can compare it to is that you know how sometimes a loud noise will startle you, or someone will touch you and it'll surprise you? Imagine that every noise and every touch is that loud and intrusive. Eve ...


Very interesting insight, thank you.
 
2012-12-10 04:40:26 PM

chrylis: Honest Bender: Autism and autism spectrum disorder are primarily social retardation. And I don't just mean "doesn't play well with other kids." I mean they lack the fundamental programming that makes humans want to interact with other people.

Wrong; the hardwiring for interpreting and exhibiting particular social cues is missing, and certain stimuli that get "absorbed" somehow in most people are left loose and rattle around the brain, leading to distraction and anxiety. This means that most want to interact with other people but that it's a significant challenge both because it's hard to pay attention when stressed and because an important information stream has to be processed consciously instead of automatically.


Exactly. It's a bit of a double-edged sword, at least for me. I can read people very, very well at a superficial level. Tell when they're uncomfortable, or happy, or lying, whatever, and I make a really good first impression. Pretty easy to do once you learn how. But it's harder to connect "meaningfully" over time because I don't think about things the same way, I'm guessing. The longer the relationship, the harder it is to not offend someone by not understanding some social implication, etc., so I don't have a lot of good friends. It's also hard for people to "get" me because I can be really hot/cold from their perspective. I don't always have the self-awareness of the image I'm projecting to other people, and my needs for alone time sometimes just happen, to the consternation of my girlfriend ;) We talk a lot, and when I get busy or distracted and forget to chat, it's hard for her to not take it as a personal affront, even though there wasn't one intended. Some of it's her insecurities with relationships, but a non-trivial part of it is that I don't communicate the same way as most people. Fortunately she's awesome and I can talk about these kinds of things with her, get a perspective I don't have.

/ yes, another CSB, just like before
 
2012-12-10 04:47:46 PM

Englebert Slaptyback: monoski

The Stealth Hippopotamus: if you had an autistic son you'd drink too.


I respect anyone going though that.

Maybe he has fetal alcohol syndrome not autism?


Life in the FAS lane.


NASCAR in a nutshell
 
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