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Jul 9Liked by River Robbins

I just relistened to this episode.

I think it is one of my favourite episodes. Put a biography about Banneker on my book wishlist too because I never heard about him before. 🙂

Is there a chance you guys might ever talk about the overlap/ differences of highly gifted people and autistic people? It came up.in a forum I am on and the definitions feel mushy to me. Especially since one is deficit-based due to the medical model and one is strength-base with the tests being around achievement/performance.

A lot of the stuff like the search for deep knowledge, narrow deep interests, high sensitivity and social difficulties sounds a lot like autism to me.

Especially since gifted people might be able to compensate and mask successfully for longer?

Might this lead to misdiagnosis?

How do they differentiate between a gifted person not diagnosed with autism and a gifted autistic person who got all needed accomodations?

I know there's allistic people who are gifted, but a lot of this sh...stuff sounds like autism to me.

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I have thought about some of this too! I'd love to hear Matt and Angela talk it out!

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Dec 28, 2023Liked by River Robbins

I love Benjamin Banneker’s story. We took several tours and somehow he was not mentioned. Thanks for bringing light to this brilliant, Autistic man.

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Dec 28, 2023Liked by River Robbins

I loveeee this! Thank you Angela! I really enjoyed all the facts and the introduction to the DC city structure! I have been there once and I loved it! I went with a cohort from my MSW program to lobby congress! So fun! I did not get to drive though. So entertaining and fun!!

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I know!!! I’ve lived here since 1991 and no one ever told me! Such an awesome legacy for Autistic people!

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Babies that don’t get the chance to be born through the birth canal lose the most important proprioception opportunity for their bodies. That’s why I always suggest craniosacral therapy so that they have the chance to rebirth moving their bodies instinctually as if they had the chance to have a “do over”. It’s amazing!!! I’ve even had adults “rebirth” on the table. Something internal intrinsically transforms.

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Jul 9·edited Jul 9Liked by Angela Lauria

No offence, but this sounds like bovine excretion to me.

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