The forgotten history of autism

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 autism is 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 brain is 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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