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I have seen several replies on posts today that say,

You may like to contact our Autism Helpline team who are best suited to answer.

This is different from normal, and has made me a little uncomfortable, they are posts i have replied to and to me the mod seems to be saying the answers you already have are crap so ring us for the right answer. An i being over sensative? It's hard enough to write in here as it is without feeling like your answer is being negated by an official

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  • With the ~


    "You may like to contact our Autism Helpline teams who are best suited to answer"


    ~ it has the optional clause "You may like to . . . " which is fair enough, but stating the "Helpline teams are best suited to answer." appears in the autistic black and white thinking sense very demeaning.

    This might be better considered if understanding of autistic psychology also involved comprehension ~ for it is not enough just to understand what autism is, but comprehending what in the experiential sense autism involves is certainly not easy, most especially when people are not themselves autistic.

    Perhaps remember also that NT's also have communication problems in terms of speaking or writing in abstractly oriented vagaries ~ more especially when not communicating concretely with us ;-)

    Something more befitting might be:


    "You may also find it useful to contact our well trained and resourced advisors on the Autistic Helpline."


    I have got to say that in my experience, doing so has been very worth while. I have found that making three consecutive calls one directly after the other works, with one exception being when they answered straight away!!!  ~ which I was so not prepared for but the advisor was a total and utter bonus about it :-)


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  • With the ~


    "You may like to contact our Autism Helpline teams who are best suited to answer"


    ~ it has the optional clause "You may like to . . . " which is fair enough, but stating the "Helpline teams are best suited to answer." appears in the autistic black and white thinking sense very demeaning.

    This might be better considered if understanding of autistic psychology also involved comprehension ~ for it is not enough just to understand what autism is, but comprehending what in the experiential sense autism involves is certainly not easy, most especially when people are not themselves autistic.

    Perhaps remember also that NT's also have communication problems in terms of speaking or writing in abstractly oriented vagaries ~ more especially when not communicating concretely with us ;-)

    Something more befitting might be:


    "You may also find it useful to contact our well trained and resourced advisors on the Autistic Helpline."


    I have got to say that in my experience, doing so has been very worth while. I have found that making three consecutive calls one directly after the other works, with one exception being when they answered straight away!!!  ~ which I was so not prepared for but the advisor was a total and utter bonus about it :-)


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