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Posted by Vanessa Cowell-Plain on August 31, 2000 at 16:32:27:

"Grandma Peg"
I am the mother of Emma, aged ten, autistic. I saw Drummond's messages unfold here and as far as I can see he isn't asking for anything in return for sending copies of his article. I e-mailed him today and I got a very nice reply from Peter saying my copy of his article is on the way to the local school and I wasn't asked to pay a dime. Why are you so often hostile? You seem to have your favourite health care people who you tout but when someone comes along who doesn't agree with your opinions you get straight on the defensive. I read most of your messages before writing and I notice you display many autistic type patterns in your sentences, perhaps too many to be coincidental? Are you actually a "Grandmap" Or are you autistic? If you are autistic you aren't really in a good position to offer advice to parents, because in my experience many autistic adults want to remain autistic. From what I see on the net, many lonely autistic adults seek out, or even set up, forums just like this one and then kind of take control and try to run the show. Your speech is typically autistic both in the types of spelling errors you make, and in your syntax. In the e-mail I received Drummond's credentials were made clear enough to me, I am satisfied with what I saw and I am anxiously waiting to receive his article.

Grandma Peg said this: There's always lots of those kind willing to take your money, which we can ill afford to lose, as well as unscrupulous rivals starting rumors. So give me proof one way or the other<<

Grandma Peg said this: Now some folks are casting dispersions on never stops...beware if you're a good health care provider, someone will start rumors...I requested proof, got none so far<<<

I think Grandma Peg meant to say aspersions, not dispersions, a typical aspie error. So what it it Grandma, should good health providers beware? Are they all unscrupulous until you personally approve them? Are you going to give us proof of who you are? Quit trying to run the show, it's a dead giveaway, you talk just like an aspie.

I strongly suspect you to be autistic, not that it matters to me if you are, but what matters is that you don't drive away people who come here to offer us help and ask for nothing in return. You are an autistic adult, aren't you? This is your life line to the outside world. Fine, good luck, but you don't speak on behalf of all parents! You don't speak on behalf of me! Even if it turns out that you own this board, your views are too inflexible and aggressive, your errors are too aspergery, your manners are too unsociable for you to speak for me. Get off your high horse "grandma Peg" even if you own this board you don't speak for everyone. Vanessa (I notice you have a penchant for wanting everyone's IDs, if you insist I'll give you the number of my Canadian passport, but in exchange I'm going to want yours. We could always scan copies of our passports, then we would really know who we're dealing with. You have Aspergers Grandma Peg, or I'll eat my sunday hat! Vanessa

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  • Re: "Grandma Peg" Better get the knife and fork ready kid-Grandma Peg 10:21:53 9/02/00 (0)

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