Video Games provide a complete world experience, with clear goals and relationships.
Star Trek has a lot of important qualities that I think would benefit the autistic higher functioning kids and teens.
The characters wear color coded clothes and act within a clear framework – and any variation is agonized over, discussed and in later series, even the subject of administrative reviews.
The soundscape of beeps and bleats, the flashing lights and the emotional journey of each episode combined over the seasonal arcs offer a broad arena for behavioral and interpersonal skills – especially when stories involve non-federations.
I always loved the applying for Federation Planet stories, where the captain exposes some exploitative flaw that prevents the planet from being qualified – and often – it’s a pre-warp or barely warp society.
So Planet Leader “I have your people, give me weapons!” pounds chest.
Federation Captain. “Give me my people, then we can discuss.”
Planet Leader “We give people, you give weapons. Now.”
Federation captain. “I am not authorized to give you weapons, I am lowly captain and must get permission from my chief. So give me people and we talk, it will look good for you this way. Friendship.”
Planet Leader “D’ohhh okay. here people”
Federation Captain. “Thank you for applying to the federation, Beam us up. your application is denied”
Transmit closed file to star fleet and put avoid beacon around the planet.
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which is why people need face to face, interactive positive communication
to learn from other humans, monkey see monkey do
speaking of which
thanks to everyone who uploaded and tagged all kinds of photos of themselves to teach the software how to recognize facial expressions!