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(Jezebel)   Real life Groundhog Day: The third busiest airport in the world is recreating the exact same experience every time this autistic OCD 21-year-old man travels, just to keep him calm   (jezebel.com) divider line 104
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2013-09-27 02:48:42 PM
They aren't chewing up and spitting out penii today?
 
2013-09-27 03:07:15 PM
Does he fly on Qantas?
 
2013-09-27 03:10:08 PM
Why is he still in high school, much less one in America?
 
2013-09-27 03:11:50 PM
Sure that's nice, but how is the patriarchy at fault?
 
2013-09-27 03:11:52 PM
Here is a rare bird, a Jezebel article that doesn't explicitly hate the man it discusses.
 
2013-09-27 03:12:25 PM
The commenters on that page are speculating that it may be a fake story. Why does an "severely autistic" man with OCD need to travel to the US five times every year?
 
2013-09-27 03:12:27 PM

The Muthaship: Sure that's nice, but how is the patriarchy at fault?


2 farking seconds!
 
2013-09-27 03:13:03 PM
It fails to mention how much the airport is being paid to offer this convenience.
Don't get me wrong, I commend them for their efforts.  But I'm sure they aren't doing it for free.
I'm also sure that they are trying to avoid a gigantic hassle and a PR nightmare if they aren't accomidating.
 
2013-09-27 03:14:26 PM
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2013-09-27 03:14:31 PM

lockers: The Muthaship: Sure that's nice, but how is the patriarchy at fault?

2 farking seconds!


We both lost to the poster who nailed it in #1.
 
2013-09-27 03:14:33 PM

highbrow45: The commenters on that page are speculating that it may be a fake story. Why does an "severely autistic" man with OCD need to travel to the US five times every year?


Why does he need to travel at all?
 
2013-09-27 03:15:54 PM
Give him the B.A. Barakus Special
 
2013-09-27 03:19:36 PM
Fake?
 
2013-09-27 03:19:40 PM
Just dope him up and he wakes up in the US. same thing I do but with whiskey

/prob fake story
 
2013-09-27 03:21:23 PM

Fano: Give him the B.A. Barakus Special


Came for A-Team reference, leaving satisfied.

/good job
 
2013-09-27 03:21:37 PM
Build a school in England that looks just like the one in Boston.
 
2013-09-27 03:22:31 PM
I don't believe this at all. If it is real, they should get prepped for the coming shiat storm when they start telling other people they can't have a curated tard soothing experience like this guy.
 
2013-09-27 03:23:57 PM
This can't be a real story...
 
2013-09-27 03:24:37 PM
Oh yes, they're doing a wonderful job of preparing that boy for life in the big old world.  I'm sure everyone will have a blast the first time they aren't able to cater to his mental deficiency.
 
2013-09-27 03:25:13 PM
the best for him then, would be to NOT go.
 
2013-09-27 03:26:02 PM
I call shenanigans! CSB time. I know someone who flies the same route every week on the same flights on the same days and he says that he sometimes (rarely) sees the same people at the counter or baggage. he has never once encountered the same flight crew. People change jobs, people have days off, the average person isn't going to go out of their way for an autistic person simply because they're austistic.
 
2013-09-27 03:27:52 PM

The Muthaship: lockers: The Muthaship: Sure that's nice, but how is the patriarchy at fault?

2 farking seconds!

We both lost to the poster who nailed it in #1.


I would like to point out that a positive story involving a man is one where he needs to be helped and the only picture of the helpers is a lady.
 
2013-09-27 03:28:08 PM
Boston Higashi School, Inc. is the international program serving children and young adults with autism.

Age Range Served is 3-22. Could be a fake story, but... most likely not.
 
2013-09-27 03:28:09 PM

Fano: Why is he still in high school, much less one in America?


Exactly. I think this has more to do with "his parents are filthy rich and very well connected" than "poor little aspie needs some help".
 
2013-09-27 03:28:48 PM

lockers: The Muthaship: lockers: The Muthaship: Sure that's nice, but how is the patriarchy at fault?

2 farking seconds!

We both lost to the poster who nailed it in #1.

I would like to point out that a positive story involving a man is one where he needs to be helped and the only picture of the helpers is a lady.


Damn, that Jezebel...they are crafty.
 
2013-09-27 03:29:17 PM
Lets not forget, 50 First Dates
 
2013-09-27 03:29:19 PM
the-big-bang-theory.com
//Related?
 
2013-09-27 03:29:29 PM
That's great, but I'm still worried about the baggage retrieval system they've got there.
 
2013-09-27 03:30:03 PM

Fano: Why is he still in high school, much less one in America?


One can stay in high school through 21 with an IEP.

As my daughter will likely have to, for similar reasons.
 
2013-09-27 03:30:34 PM
So what airport allows them the same services for the return flight?  He has to get back 5 times too.  I call BS.
 
2013-09-27 03:31:17 PM
PS:

BTW, if UbberSnowflake cannot cope with change in even the slightest, then how does he handle the fact that there are likely different people in the plane with him each time he flies? Is the rest of the plane filled with the same paid actors so that their precious won't 'sperg out at 33,000 feet?


Yeah, the more I think about it, the more I'm smelling this story to be horsesh*t.
 
2013-09-27 03:31:41 PM

highbrow45: Why does an "severely autistic" man with OCD need to travel to the US five times every year?


Because he did it once and hasn't been able to stop since?
 
2013-09-27 03:34:09 PM
If the story is real - couldn't he just be medicated and fly with a caretaker?
 
2013-09-27 03:35:41 PM
I hate stories like this, they should teach him how to deal with changes rather then caving to his disorder.  The world was a better place when we called people like this what they really are, assholes instead of autistic.
 
2013-09-27 03:36:46 PM
Most everyone on COD is autistic.
 
2013-09-27 03:36:47 PM
How is this "cool"? Fark you and your special snowflake, biatch, especially with this:



Then bring a tranquilizer gun if there's a problem, instead of forcing some company to go through ridiculous hoops because your snowflake is extremely special. Accommodations are cool when they're reasonable, but this most certainly is not. This is the solution:

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i1211.photobucket.com

/We need to stop catering to this shiat
 
2013-09-27 03:37:07 PM
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2013-09-27 03:37:28 PM
He should be executed.
 
2013-09-27 03:38:21 PM
Here's the quote I was referring to, since Fark farked it up:

his mother Amanda said Aaran would not be able to fly if any of the details were different.
She said: "Without the procedure we wouldn't be getting on the plane. It has to be carried out absolutely pristinely otherwise we'll end up with a problem."


Let me reemphasize the "fark you biatch and your defective crotchdropping too."
 
2013-09-27 03:39:23 PM
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10 minutes to Wapner!
 
2013-09-27 03:39:45 PM
Did he ever find out who killed his neighbor's dog?
 
2013-09-27 03:39:47 PM

Sock Ruh Tease: Boston Higashi School, Inc. is the international program serving children and young adults with autism.

Age Range Served is 3-22. Could be a fake story, but... most likely not.


So where is the story about the people at Logan international doing the same thing to get him home?  Or do they just let him flip out and ignore it?
 
2013-09-27 03:40:02 PM

TV's Vinnie: PS:

BTW, if UbberSnowflake cannot cope with change in even the slightest, then how does he handle the fact that there are likely different people in the plane with him each time he flies? Is the rest of the plane filled with the same paid actors so that their precious won't 'sperg out at 33,000 feet?


Yeah, the more I think about it, the more I'm smelling this story to be horsesh*t.


It's probably not EXACTLY the same. There's probably just a particular manager with a bazillion years of tenure who takes him through the checkout process and gets him seated on the plane.

By their late teens, even the pretty low-setting autism kids at the school are accustomed to seeing different people every day, and variations in routine, while frustrating, don't make them freak out in small doses.
 
2013-09-27 03:40:41 PM

dv-ous: TV's Vinnie: PS:

BTW, if UbberSnowflake cannot cope with change in even the slightest, then how does he handle the fact that there are likely different people in the plane with him each time he flies? Is the rest of the plane filled with the same paid actors so that their precious won't 'sperg out at 33,000 feet?


Yeah, the more I think about it, the more I'm smelling this story to be horsesh*t.

It's probably not EXACTLY the same. There's probably just a particular manager with a bazillion years of tenure who takes him through the checkout process and gets him seated on the plane.

By their late teens, even the pretty low-setting autism kids at the school are accustomed to seeing different people every day, and variations in routine, while frustrating, don't make them freak out in small doses.


"At the school where I work," that is.
 
2013-09-27 03:41:26 PM
Do they show gladiator movies on the flight?
 
2013-09-27 03:42:41 PM
Maaaatt Daaamon.
 
2013-09-27 03:44:12 PM

uncleacid: Lets not forget, 50 First Dates


You mean Fifty-First State, right? With Adam Sandler? About Hawaii?
 
2013-09-27 03:44:31 PM

flowflowflow: I hate stories like this, they should teach him how to deal with changes rather then caving to his disorder.  The world was a better place when we called people like this what they really are, assholes instead of autistic.


Yes, people with inborn mental illnesses are just assholes and should get over it. Not someone like  you, who just calls them out for choosing to be born with conditions they can't help that terrify and confuse them.
 
2013-09-27 03:44:57 PM

Dwangerous: I call shenanigans! CSB time. I know someone who flies the same route every week on the same flights on the same days and he says that he sometimes (rarely) sees the same people at the counter or baggage. he has never once encountered the same flight crew. People change jobs, people have days off, the average person isn't going to go out of their way for an autistic person simply because they're austistic.


This. In 3 years of doing what I do, I rarely see obvious repetition even week-to-week, let alone over time. This seems like it would be prohibitively expensive to accomplish. Is the autistic guy a Habsburg?
 
2013-09-27 03:46:11 PM

MemeSlave: highbrow45: The commenters on that page are speculating that it may be a fake story. Why does an "severely autistic" man with OCD need to travel to the US five times every year?

Why does he need to travel at all?


Why feed him? Useless eater.
 
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