A utism U nderestimates T he I ndividual’s S uccessful M oments. This very very short poem uses sentence organization and diction to quickly convey the message of how much kids with autism have to give to society. The knowledge of the stereotypes given to kids with disabilities are generally negative seeing kids with autism as being useless and unable to act and give of a high standard like the rest of society. However this poem looks to prove these people and stigmas wrong by expressing a different light on autism. It looks to express that kids with autism are special and that what they have to offer is a different kind than most people in society but what they are given is overlooked. What they have to offer is just as great but takes a different perspective than what most other give. Overall this poem helps to shape and shift people idea of autism by quickly conveying the idea in hopes of a change within societies views.
Rosie King is a 16 year old girl who was diagnosed with autism when she was born. This video through the use of descriptive language and diction is able to propose the idea that autism cannot be defined. She starts off by explaining that her and her brother both suffer from autism and both are able and unable to do totally different things. She uses this example to show that people with autism have special qualities and are unable to do many things and so we cant stereotype people with this disease. She tells her story of being shaped into the idealistic expectations of someone with autism and through the whole video aims to promote diversity and a welcome of uniqueness in society. Overall she helps to allude society to the idea that people are so afraid of variety that they try to fit everything into a tiny little box with a specific label and that rather we should be proud of people uniqueness no matter how unique it is.
This article follows a man named Kerry Magro who helps to spread the word about the misunderstandings and preconceived misjudgments about people with autism. Through the use of descriptive language Kerry helps to show that the leading reason for these typical stereotypes of autistic people is the media. The media represents autistic people all as excelling at math or specific areas and being unable to communicate with society. This idea was specifically shown in Kerrys life when he was compared to these characters form movies. He helps to show however that unlike these characters he is in fact great at communication and is now in fact learning communication at university. The overall impact of this article works to show that autism is varied among people and cannot be defined and as a result we should welcome diversity rather than box people into stereotypes.
This video, made by university students, interviews people all around the world to show there similarities, differences and how we should embrace both of these aspects not let it confine us. Through the use of emotive language and diction we are able to see that people with different languages, cultures and backgrounds should be celebrated for their differences as its what makes us unique and united at the same time. This video was made as a call to action to the younger generations to help change our perspective of the world and people and to help unite us and embrace us in order to help better the world. This directly relates to Christopher as he being the protagonist experiences hardships due to his differences. He is led to feel excluded and bad about himself due to the fact that he has autism unlike many other, however what this video helps to look at is that Christopher unlike many others is talented in math and that we should embrace and welcome Christopher for his differences and talents.
The Autism Acceptance Book is an activity book for kids that aims to be a conversation-starter. It teaches children about autism; helps them imagine how things might feel for those with autism, and lets them think of ways to be understanding and accepting to people with autism. Through the use of descriptive language and emotive language children are given real life examples that help engage them to learn about the similarities rather than differences of children and children living with autism. Within society stigmas have emerged about children with autism and as a result has created a barrier between these children to the rest of society. What needs to happen in society is reflected for the younger generation in this book in hopes that unlike the past generations this generation will accept them and understand there differences but rather special qualities and uniqueness. Overall this educational tool helps to engage children in learning to embrace people's differences and treat others with respect, compassion, and kindness.
This article written by the weekly magazine starts by adressing a topic in society that is much overlooked. This idea is our stereotypical view of people with Autism. Through the use of anecdotal evidence and description the magazine helps to reiterate the idea that you cant define a person by their disease and so rather we should help to appreciate individuals. The stereotypical idea of what autism looks like is said to be pretty simple: a non-verbal boy who loves trains and excels at math and science. They work to really focus on the idea that autism is being stereotyped as people with the same characteristics and traits however the truth is that there are many unique and varied types of autism. They bring specific facts and professionals to help prove this fact in order to allude the audience to change their perspective of people with autism. This connects directly to Cristopher who specifically goes through this problem faced in society in his everyday lives. He is overlooked due to his disease and his unique qualities are overshadowed by the preconceptions about him.The hope of this article is to propose that society overlook differences in people and start appreciating individuals for the unique gifts they have to offer.
Lizzie Velasquez is a woman who suffers from a disease that, among other symptoms, prevents her from accumulating body fat. Through emotive language and first point of view she helps to convey the idea that what defines us is not other peoples simple minded ideas but rather our achievements. Lizzie introduces her story by explaining how as a kid she was defined by her disease. People only saw her for her looks and stereotyped her as this. She continues to explain that at first this crippled her, she began to accept this idea and became depressed. However she explains that these cliches should not limit us but rather help us to push forward and break these barriers. This idea can specifically and directly relate to Christopher as he too suffers from a disease called autism. Like Lizzie he suffers from people who create stigmas about him based on his disease. However overall this idea is used as a call to action to society to not restrict people but to rather welcome adversity.
This video shows a young girl named Stephanie Suster who explains the injustice accoring throughout society through our stereotyping. Through repetition,facts,examples and emotive language she is able to express this idea in its entirety. A stereotype is defined as a fixed but oversimplified image of a type of person or item. This idea of stereotypes can be traced back thousands of years originating in greek history. Women were the first people to be stereotyped specifically blondes who are seen as being dumb. This is further emphasized through Stephanies personal experiences being stereotyped as a Caucasian rather than coming from Hispanic cultures since she doesn't follow the typical idea for this race. She concludes by saying that this issue needs to be acknowledged in order for peoples perspectives to change and not close doors for ourselves and the generations to come. This idea can be directly linked to Christopher as he too is stereotyped due to his disease. He is seen as being slow and socially awkward specifically due to the preconceived ideas about people with this disease. However overall the idea gained from the book and this video is that humans are individuals and therefore shouldn’t be restricted to stereotypes or stigmas and therefore society should welcome adversity.