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Permaculture and Autism, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), and Asperger's

 
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Laurie St Thomas wrote: ... This is interesting to me, because my sentences often start with "I", maybe because it was drilled into me that you can only talk about things from your own perspective instead of assuming what someone else is thinking or feeling.


Even saying things from your own perspective (which is the right thing to do!) is possible without starting the sentence with 'I'.
 
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"I" can often be left out of a sentence as a sort of stylized way of writing, or it can just be assumed. For example,  "Once home, there was a sense of tranquility and normalcy not found during the hours spent at work." In that sentence it is understood that the person who has returned home, is the narrator or the "I" of the sentence. It can be written to be more blunt for whom the sentence is about by rewriting it, "Once I was home, there was a sense of tranquility and normalcy I could not find during the hours of work." The second example is running a bit long, and the process of repeating who the sentence is referring to becomes unnecessarily wordy.
 
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Steven Willis wrote:"I" can often be left out of a sentence as a sort of stylized way of writing, or it can just be assumed. For example,  "Once home, there was a sense of tranquility and normalcy not found during the hours spent at work." In that sentence it is understood that the person who has returned home, is the narrator or the "I" of the sentence. It can be written to be more blunt for whom the sentence is about by rewriting it, "Once I was home, there was a sense of tranquility and normalcy I could not find during the hours of work." The second example is running a bit long, and the process of repeating who the sentence is referring to becomes unnecessarily wordy.



That is related to something I've noticed lately.  My best writing leaves something to the imagination, but as an almost inevitable connection.  It lets the reader feel smart and involved.  
 
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Heh. Suspected as much, but not until this year.
I’m 58.

Thank you for filling out this questionnaire.

Your broader autism cluster (Aspie) score: 159 of 200
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 45 of 200
You are very likely on the broader autism cluster (Aspie)

 
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Envelope Jackson wrote:Heh. Suspected as much, but not until this year.
I’m 58.

Thank you for filling out this questionnaire.

Your broader autism cluster (Aspie) score: 159 of 200
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 45 of 200
You are very likely on the broader autism cluster (Aspie)



But you are also very likely on the broader cool people cluster.
 
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Bump.
This is a critical, perfect and overlooked bridge for those of us with Aspergers. Permaculture is the missing link for young and older Aspergers  people who are sick of trying to force themselves into the fake, synthetic, wasteful and thoughtless consumer life we were all taught to embrace.
I'm  working on my little corner already.
Looking for others in Minnesota or adjacent states to work with and learn from.
Starting the PDC course in a few weeks.
We need to create a way for Aspie people to find us.
Open to suggestions,  Ro
 
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