The u-tube video opens up with a non verbal autistic 27 year old, and she is humming, flapping her hands, and playing with different things. Halfway through the video she explains her language through computerized voice software. I think towards the end of the video is the most powerful, where she mentions that "failure to learn your language is seen as a deficit, yet failure to learn my language is considered normal” And she goes on about how the rest of the world perceives such people to be non people because they cannot communicate in a certain way that conforms to society.
That is fantastic. I am going to send it to my co-workers. The comment about failure to learn the language is so true. I also wanted to copy something you wrote about living with autism too, if that's okay with you.
Just let me know what you are copying and I'll than likely be okay with you sharing anything I wrote about autism. I like to help in what ways I can. ;)
This was stuff I posted in the autism forum (combining two posts), that I'd like to repost here: (more links to some really cool stuff)
And here's the link to her blog:
She picks out what the news reporters got innacurate. I also find her cliff analogy interesting.
I like what D.J. Savarese answered when asked, "Should Autism be treated?"
"Yes, treated with respect."
Here is another video I found while surfing. I remember a few people here had comments/issues with hand flapping, rocking, etc. See if you can guess who that is at the end of the video clip. ;)
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