Communicator (communicator) wrote,

There are many ways

A video on Youtube made by an autistic woman. (8 mins - the first minute will give you the idea - English words start at about 3.30)

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 freakshow as much as it is a statement about what gets considered thought, intelligence, personhood, language, and communication, and what does not.

A communication from a person with a very distinctive way of thinking. It raises a lot of questions about what thought and communication are. Her blog is here

If you are interested in this subject there is a long metafilter discussion of some of the issues raised here though a few comments are insensitive, others disagree in a reasonable way. And here is an LRB review of a range of books written by autistic people on their condition.
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