This is an addendum to my previous post. I am posting an email that i sent to jypsy where i stated that using the term all may have been a slight exaggeration and show the several instances where i give jypsy examples from the internet and books where at least some autistics (I originally used the term "a number") seem to have the idea that most if not all persons on the spectrum agree with them, i think this will show that what she was saying on Michelle's TMOB board about my not backing up what i said was not true:
the words "consensus" into goggle or some other search engine won't yield results. I only meant that there are a number of autistic persons, including your friends at autistics.org, who seem to take the attitude that the vast majority of autistics seem to have a certain point of view. I will concede that maybe all is a slight exaggeration. The word consensus was my own phrase, no one else's, but i was just trying to paraphase the point that there are a number of persons who seem to feel that there is a point of view that most autistics seem to have. I have already given you the list of people in the usenet group alt.support.autistics who seem to feel that way, I will do so again someone named luramao, antonia pallman( ithink her last name was) and anna hayward I think here name was ms. hayward said "I was the exception to the rule" as i told you before you can go to groups in google and run my email address which i posted under in that group and probably find a lot of these posts though they are all several years old. you can read dawn prince hughes book song of a gorilla nation and she espouses this point of view in this book. John robison does in his book look me in the eye. and john michael carley on this radio show he was on espoused this point of view.