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The Language of Autism- please take time to read and

I found this article through an email from the ANI (Autism Network International) email discussion and I thought it is worth posting here too.

http://www.wired.com/medtech/health/magazine/16-03/ff_autism

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.
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365714 tn?1292199108
And here's the link to her blog:
http://ballastexistenz.autistics.org/
She picks out what the news reporters got innacurate. I also find her cliff analogy interesting.
325405 tn?1262290178
"failure to learn your language is seen as a deficit, yet failure to learn my language is considered normal”

We are borg.  You will be assimilated.  Resistance is futile.  

Sorry, I'm a trekky, but that's how I feel the world is.  I'm really feeling that more and more as time goes by. The video made me mad on behalf of the lady.  It was powerful to watch.  
365714 tn?1292199108
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. ;)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f15JexiQt4U&eurl=http://ballastexistenz.autistics.org/?p=497
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