Autistic Woman Produces Moving Video, Blog
> 1/29/2007 11:05:59 AM

Many field experts, parents and educators have recently entered the public forum in an attempt to clarify aspects of the autism issue for the general public and particularly for those affected by this increasingly relevant condition. A brilliant new video from an  articulate autistic woman offers a new, deeply personal perspective and is a must see for anyone seriously interested in autism and the issues surrounding it. Watch the video for yourself after the jump.

Beyond the search for a specific cause of the condition (a pursuit which will likely continue to foster debate and conflict both ethical and medical in nature) lies a mostly genuine concern for autistic individuals and the unique challenges they encounter in daily life. But the voices of those individuals themselves are seriously under-represented in the debate. By looking to offer compassion in the form of pity, many of us have unwittingly further entrenched the stigma surrounding these individuals. A.M. Baggs, who created the video and runs her own blog featuring posts and links related to autism, most specifically addresses the perception that autistic people are somehow incomplete and incapable of managing their own lives or communicating coherently with "normal" individuals. Opinions and degrees of expertise on autism certainly vary, but this woman's perspective is her own and, by watching her video, outsiders may begin to move closer to appreciating it.


We can all learn a lot from her.
Posted by: Casdok 9/15/2007 6:55:03 AM

What an amazingly accurate depiction of the autistic mind. I have never met or heard of an autistic person who was able to articulate how they feel so well and in a way for us to understand.AMAZINGI feel privlidged to have watched this.Taline
Posted by: Taline 12/4/2007 11:52:07 AM

This is an amazing story! My son is labeled autistic, he is 7 years old. I always wondered what he was thinking because I wanted him focus and complete task. I am thankful this brilliant woman explain her story in words better than any speaking person. I would like the world to see more of her because she can inspire people who work with children or adults. Please Please keep inspire people like me!!
Posted by: Julia Gilbert 1/7/2008 2:53:43 AM

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