This inspiring video shows a young girl who until recently has never been able to communicate with anybody. One day she surprised all and was able to type a simple word on a computer that described the way she was feeling. These days she is still unable to communicate verbally, however she has written countless articles and blogs to describe herself feeling trapped inside her body. Despite what anybody said this young girl would not be able to overcome, she did.
A couple of years ago Dylan discovered the idea of neurodiversity, the idea that people can be neurologically diverse. During this ted talk, Dylan talks about the link between empathy and Aspergers syndrome. He describes that he cant always tell what other people are thinking and on top of that, he doesn't know why they are feeling that certain way. Christopher is very much similar to this in that he can't understand when his father is frustrated and when he can he cannt figure out why
These five incredible achievers are all on the autism spectrum. Learn their stories and see them in action. These 5 outstanding achievements of people who have either Autism or Aspergers syndrome proves the many stereotypes of these people to be false. The stereotypes that these people are non verbal or stupid are only stereotypes. How would people like this be achieving incredible and inspiring things like this if these stereotypes were true.
If there’s one thing everyone knows about people with autism, it’s that they can often be single-minded. This article describes the very easy way in which people with autism or are on the spectrum can have interests that quickly turn to obsessions. By obsession, I mean something that is very difficult for them to not think about and that stops then from doing enjoyable things. It is very interesting that the separation between an interest and an obsession is so slim however it is a common similarity between people who are on the spectrum
Alix Generous is a young woman with a million and one ideas -- she's done award-winning science, helped develop new technology. Alix's story is one that is very similar to Christopher's. She talks about having a world in her head and being able to come up with new and creative ideas and projects. Like Christopher, she enjoys researching and learning things herself, as well as working hard to be able to go to college despite what anyone said. Alix's life however was not easy- she was sexually assaulted and suicidal. She managed to push through those tough times though and achieve more than she ever expected.
Parents of children with autism discuss the trials and tribulations but also the joys of having a child on the spectrum. In this very emotional video, parents of children with severe autism describe the constant care and time spent with children explaining that their child who is on the spectrum, has become their life. As well as this, the parents discuss that they cannot give up hope that their children will communicate with them and just be a happy child in general. Although Christopher is not as severely autistic as these children, this video allows us to see where his fathers sometimes frustration comes from as his whole life must revolve around Chritopher.
“People are so afraid of variety that they try to fit everything into a tiny little box with a specific label,” says 16-year-old Rosie King, who is bold, brash and autistic. In this ted talk, Rosie King speaks about her life with autism and how it has allowed her to be herself and be free. She talks about how her mind has lots of things going on at once that are often more 'real' than the real world. It is interesting however when she talks about the stereotypes of people with autism. She believes that a stereotypical way to look at people with autism is thinking that they are just good at science and maths. In the Curious Incident, Christopher is particularly good at these subjects so is the Curious Incident actually slightly stereotypical towards people with autism? Another amazing thing that Rosie speaks about is the way that she can communicate with her non-verbal, autistic siblings. She suggests that this another thing that her being 'different' has allowed her to do.