I came across this video recently although it has been on the web since 2007. The person in this video, Amanda Biggs, is an autism rights activist, who wanted to communicate her experiences as an autistic person. Her experiences can be applied, not only to persons with autism, but anyone unable to communicate through perceived conventional means.
In Amanda's words:
"The first part is in my "native language," and then the second part provides a translation, or at least an explanation. This is not a look-at-the-autie gawking freakshow as much as it is a statement about what gets considered thought, intelligence, personhood, language, and communication, and what does not."
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Tags: in my language, amanda biggs, autism, autism rights, activist, communication, language, linguistics, disability, disabled, handicapped, mentally handicapped, non-verbal communication, intelligence, conventional beliefs, smitten_kitten
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