Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Autism has a voice and it sounds like my Mac?!

So, apparently, Autistics aren't "trapped in their own world" at all. They are more connected with the world then Non-Autistics are. We have never been able to learn their language, but they can learn ours!!
[Note: unless you're Autistic you probably won't understand the first 3:10 of this video]

Science has traditionally viewed autistics as solitary types. Amanda Baggs is part of the increasingly visible community of autistics who use technologies like type-to-speech software, blogs and online video to reach out to others.
WIRED - The Truth About Autism: Scientists Reconsider What They Think They Know
They aren't isolated from our world, we are isolated from theirs!


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