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    Isaac
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    Interesting piece in the SUN a while back (coincidentally the day the discussion board broke down). For those who may have missed it, here is the text version.

    The clipping with photo can be viewed at http://featbc.org/downloads/Sun_02_02_00.pdf

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    Gould may have had autism

    Canadian Press

    Picture Of: Canadian Press files / AUTISTIC? Canadian pianist Glenn
    Gould relaxes during practice for one of his early performances in
    the late 1950s. Gould may have suffered from a mild form of autism.

    OTTAWA — Glenn Gould may have suffered from a mild form of autism,
    the keeper of the Gould archives says. The theory may explain both
    the pianist's musical genius and his eccentricities, which included
    an overfondness for scrambled eggs and an aversion to shaking hands.
    Timothy Maloney, a musicologist and director of the music division
    of the National Library of Canada, has worked for two years on a
    paper contending that the late virtuoso had a neurological disorder
    characterized by social deficiency, obsessiveness and intolerance of
    change.
    Maloney sees Gould's retirement from the concert stage at 31 as an
    effort to cope with the condition, Asperger's syndrome. "Every new
    hall, every new piano and every new person was extremely stressful
    to Gould," Maloney said in an interview at the National Library in
    Ottawa. "As he grew older, he needed to be at a remove from society.
    This is an arch example of an Asperger's sufferer."
    Maloney cites Gould's reclusiveness, obsessive work habits,
    prodigious memory, even his strict diet of scrambled eggs and
    arrowroot biscuits, as symptoms of the disorder.
    In Gould's time, many reviewers expressed irritation at his humming,
    rocking at the keyboard and conducting the orchestra when either
    hand was momentarily free. According to Maloney, "Gould could no
    more control such mannerisms than play the violin. They ruled him,
    not he them."
    Asperger's syndrome was named for Viennese doctor Hans Asperger, who
    published a paper in 1944 describing a pattern of behaviour in young
    boys. Although they demonstrated normal language and intelligence
    levels, they had deficiencies resembling autism in social and
    communication skills.

    #5760

    Sharon Baxter
    Participant

    Re: Autism Behavioural Therapist Training Workshop
    Presented by Sharon Baxter & Rachel Russell
    Sponsored by FEAT of BC

    The next workshop is planned for March 11, 2000 in Kamloops. Please call Darby Turner at 250-374-3760 for registration information or call the FEAT of BC switchboard at 604-513-7233 to have a registration form faxed to you. Also, see
    http://www.featbc.org/downloads/abtw.pdf to download a registration form.

    Thanks,Sharon Baxter
    (604)531-2467

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    FEAT BC Admin
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    Apologies from the FEAT BC Discussion Board
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    Dear Feat BC Discussion Board Members:

    We would like to apologize to for the unintentional e-mail messages you received today from the board. They were inadvertently transmitted during our work to repair the board.

    The FEAT BC Discussion Board service provider was recently acquired by another company. The *migration* to the new server damaged the discussion board. We are working hard to make repairs and expect to have the board up and running again soon.

    Once again, we apologize for the inconvenience.

    Thank you.

    Isaac Tamir (Miki’s Dad)
    Board Admin.
    FEAT of BC

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