The forgotten history of autism

Endlessly Restless

This is a fantastic TED talk full of interesting information, and some clear, pertinent insights. Two key points towards the end of the talk struck home to me:

the “cure” for the most disabling aspects of autismis to be found in understanding teachers,accommodating employers,supportive communities,and parents who have faith in their children’s potential.

In short, we’ve all got a role to play, and a responsibility to fulfil.

Then by inverting perspectives we can see things differently:

By autistic standards, the normal human brainis easily distractable,obsessively social,and suffers from a deficit of attention to detail.

It’s worth investing 15 minutes of your day to watch this.

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