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Keeping media stimulus in line if you have autism, from a professional media critic

January 21, 2021 at 4 A.M. Eastern Time

Having the title of media savant (not servant) does not give me much special privileges in life, but people should not need to get a degree from a college or even claim a title to understand how multimedia affects them. People who have autism have individual reputations of being open while being analytical, so we deserve the privilege of understanding why audio and visual media is sometimes a scary thing to experience.

My background in self-help spans 35 years. I lost a parent early in life, and I became more shy and nonverbal. As I proceeded to shut out the ability of the psychiatry industry to negatively affect me at age 7, I started to allow real life to show me what it considered to be more important. I advocate for the disabled as a function of my existence, and there are many disabilities, often unnoticed or unacknowledged, that affect people.

I am working up to my first public speaking appearances in media and elsewhere, so I have some time to be productive writing something other than a book. Here is some advice I have if you find yourself in a similar situation versus media stimulus as I described in my other post today.

Pointers for navigating a media maze:

(Hint: Please read the bold text first. The rest is details. Or, you don't have to read this. You can, though.)

I'll talk more about this presentation later. It's convinced me to re-design my website, so I'll try to make sure this post is available if that ever happens. If you have any comments or questions, you can try to e-mail me via the link provided at the bottom of this web page if you want to.

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