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« on: January 28, 2022, 04:36:23 pm »
The Gifted Movement is the counter part to the Autism/Aspergers/Neurodiversity Eugenics Hoax.  It is the more reasonable approach.  When one reads the autism narratives their is always a common feature, two extremely intelligent parents who do not recognize and honor their own intelligence.  Instead they see their child as a problem and an embarrassment.  Eventually the child internalizes this, so even if the parents aren't driving them to the doctor, the child will be driving themselves.

The counter view is found in the Gifted Movement.  Though I'm sure I don't agree with all of it, the central ideas I do agree with, and I am working to learn more about it.  It is simply the way it goes when people decide to honor their own intelligence and that of their child.  It what happens when parents stand with their child, where as in the Autism/Aspergers/Neurodiversity families, the parents are exploiting their child.

The Gifted Movement predates the rise in NeoLiberalism in the 1990's which resurrected the Nazi Eugenics concept of Autism/Aspergers.  The Gifted Movement and the Post-Human / Trans-Human movements are the reasonable alternatives.

Genius Denied, by Jan and Bob Davidson(2004)
These are the people who are running a special school which uses part of the U Nevada Reno campus.  They require proof of an IQ of 145.  If you believe in IQ and that it measures anything meaningful, and that the scale is calibrated correctly, than that would be the top 0.7% of the population.

FWIW, in the Organization which I am building we will not be using IQ tests or any other kinds of tests.  But I want to read the above text and understand it.

Here I want to list some other references which I plan to avail myself of:

Real Boys: Rescuing your son from the myths of boyhood (1998)

Colangelo, N.,  Assouline, S. B. (2004),  A nation deceived: How Schools hold back America's Brightest students, 2 volumes

R. Orstien (1991) The evolution of consciousness
The Origins of the way we think

John Vasconcelles, 1990, Toward a state of esteem.

Edelman, Gerald (2004) Wider than the sky: The Phenomenal Gift of Consciousness

Briggs, D. (1970)  Your Child's Self-Esteem: The Key to His Life.

John Curtis Gowan ( taught at what would become CSU Northridge) 
The education and guidance of the ablest / by John Curtis Gowan [and] George D. Demos. With a pref., by Charles Bish, and a foreword by E. Paul Torrance (1964, 511 pages)

The disadvantaged and potential dropout: compensatory educational programs : a book of readings / compiled and edited by John Curtis Gowan and George D. Demos (1966 624 pages)

Educating the ablest : a book of readings on the education of gifted children / edited by John Curtis Gowan and E. Paul Torrance. (1971 295 pages)

Operations of increasing order and other essays on exotic factors of intellect, unusual powers and abilities, etc. (as found in psychic science) ... / John Curtis Gowan (1980 384 pages)

The academically talented student and guidance / [by] John C. Gowan [and] Catherine B. Bruch. (1971 107 pages)

Tyre, P.  (2004) The Trouble With Boys

Strang, R.  The Psychology of Gifted Children (1965), Helping Your Gifted Child (1961)

Hollingsworth, L. S.

Klein, A. (2002) A forgotten voice: A biography of Leta Stetter Hollingworth

K. Dabrowski, Positive Disintegration and Pschoneurosis is not an illness (1972), Kazimierz Dabrowski (1902-1980)

Nelson, K. C. and Piechowski M. M. wrote about Dabrowski

Spiegel, J. P. the resolution of role conflict within the family, 1957 article.

Levy, D. M. Maternal Overprotection (1943)

Henri Bergson, Creative Evolution (1944)
R. M., Bucke, Cosmic Consiousness, 6th ed 1929

Louis Bulk??  1926, The Causes of Evolution, Foetalization of the Ape

Dabrowski, K. and Piechowski, M. M.  Theory of levels of Emotional Development, 2 volumes, 1977

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