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This Article from Autism Speaks in relation to 10 stories from all different viewpoint of having autism along with parents in which there children have autism. Rebekah McClellan writes in her blog "My boys and I think differently. We speak differently. We do things differently:" In relation to Christopher, you could use this as a way of representing him. Christopher thinks differently but that's okay. As he uses a more logical way thinking its just his way of thinking and that doesn't have to define him just because he thinks differently. David Powell recites "Don't be afraid to express yourself still, you are still wonderful in every form." I think if Christopher was given any piece of advice this one would fit right in. Others view him as different or strange but if he was just told "Don't be afraid to express yourself." Just a simple sentence that could pull through Christopher through even just a little bit.
I chose to add this articular to my e-link as it shows a more factual point of view towards autism. There is a quote that pops up in the article in relation to "every individual on the autism spectrum is different which is 100 percent true. The author quotes "No two people on the autism spectrum are alike. All people on the autism spectrum are different and will experience autism in different ways." In relation to the story of Christopher we can say that Christopher way of thinking could be completely different to another child autistic or not. We could refer back to the speech on stereotypes that some people might believe that each child with autism is exactly the same though that's not the case. Each person who has autism is individual and there way of thinking or speaking could be different to another. And that's okay, its just a way of showing individuality.
Krister Palo is a 15-year-old student who has been diagnosed with aspergers. In his speech he breaks down the stereotypes that are connected with aspergers. If we relate stereotypes to Christopher we can see as a reader that stereotypes come into play a little bit though the book indirectly uses them. In the seance that i find that the book is written that Christopher doesn't obviously state that he has autism though its indirectly put. When the book went onto talking about Christopher mathematical/logical way of thinking that was a light bulb moment for me. I have been aware that people with autism have been incredible smart and his logical way of thinking was a light bulb moment as he continues on about his logical way of thinking. We can infer that within the book stereotypes aren't really found within the book itself rather showcases how Christopher thinks.
Wendy Chung and her team have come together to talk through a different viewpoint of a research point of view. As we are not aware of the future and present studies based around autism. Over time we arent aware of the origin and or beginning of autism in the human brain. Wendy Chung states " for example, that autism has multiple, perhaps interlocking, causes." This is 100 percent true in the sense that there has been known to be multiple causes. In relation to the story this is a more medical viewpoint and research based speech. To the sense that we could even look towards the Father as he has been portrayed as a husband dealing with grief of his wife. In the sense that he has been struck with grief which has gown his own mental state which has been found within denial and alcohol abuse. Know the father doesn't have autism though when Christopher confronts his father in regards to him crying we are told about the death of Christopher mother. We are aware that the way Christopher confronts his father is innocent as any child would react. In conclusion the research among autism is vastly growing and to think that as time and medical improvements continue an understanding of autism will continue to grow.
Aimee Mullins, a ground breaking runner who redefines the synonyms for the word disabled. Instead of using terms such as "Mutilated" & "Useless." Her speech allows the audience to understand that autism doesn't mean Useless or Mutilated rather then use the term in a more positive viewpoint. Aimee Mullins was born with a medical condition that lead to the amputation of both of her legs. Since then Aimee has worked in the film and modelling industry and has been a successful athlete. Just her journey alone stands out to an audience, she lived life and regardless of loosing both of her legs she was able to model, act and even participate in an athletic career. She is such an inspiration and her story and life lessons are powerful and proves that no matter your disability you can live a successful and fulfilled life.
This article is heart wrenching, whilst reading the quotes of people with autism. To here what it was like during the diagnostic period is something that wouldn't normally be shared to the public. Cain Nobel Davis quotes “The immediate question that came into my head was, ‘what’s wrong with me?’ That question alone is something that not everyone goes through, if someone told you that you were different from others that is something that would be very difficult to process. As Cains Mother quotes “Parents would confront him as a small child, reprimanding him…" This is complete unexceptionable for a adult to confront a child. Cain attempted suicide, later he was diagnosed with autism. For a child in primary school
Brendan explains the myths and realities of Autism along with urging viewers to take a moment to understand the reality of autism. With taking a step back and rather then looking with a context of stupid or strange and say they are everyday people that are just a bit different. This speech contains certain points that we can view the story of Christopher's