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FRI NIGHT VID: 100% Myself - The Old Man of Stoer

Our Friday Night Video this week features Georgia Pilkington, an autistic climber who has challenged herself to climb the Old Man of Stoer. Georgia has learned to be 'normal,' despite her desire to just be herself. Climbing has helped her confront her issues and realise that for her, 'normal' just isn't.


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It's one of those things that depends on context. Generally, though, "mild" is not something you would want to use to describe a condition that so significantly affects an individuals life without risking causing...
It's the third time i've heard "mild" applied to autism. My own experience, the girl in the video and i read it recently as a subheading in Mike Stanton's book on autism (2000). Seems a relatively common reaction. Also...
I'm don't think I'm following you here, and I'm curious what your point may be. Do you mind explaining? For the record, I've got a personal interest in learning about and understanding ASD, and how people with the...
I'm not sure if people think f it as a scam, so much as they have no real understanding of the condition. I think that many people expect you to act like Dustin Hoffman in "Rain Man". I enjoyed the film....
Anybody else heard the "mildly autistic" thing before? Coming to the conclusion that it's quite a common reaction. Autism is often dismissed as a bit of a scam isn't it? I got it off one of the local climber...
Hey Thom, Interesting point you have. There's certainly a market for "climbing porn" and I certainly love a good Sharma flick. But more recently, these types of films don't make as big and impact on the...

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