autism – (carly et al)
don’t give up, your inner voice will find its way out… – Carly
direct link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34xoYwLNpvw
direct link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qcNPTL7XKes
Carly in 2016 – first episode of her talk show debut – w channing tatum
i just get too much information…
17 photos – this is autism
and via Cathy Davidson
Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by impaired social interaction, verbal and non-verbal communication, and by restricted and repetitive behavior. The diagnostic criteria require that symptoms become apparent before a child is three years old. Autism affects information processing in the brain by altering how nerve cells and their synapses connect and organize; how this occurs is not well understood. It is one of three recognized disorders in the autism spectrum (ASDs), the other two being Asperger syndrome, which lacks delays in cognitive development and language, and pervasive developmental disorder, not otherwise specified(commonly abbreviated as PDD-NOS), which is diagnosed when the full set of criteria for autism or Asperger syndrome are not met.
Keri Smith – secret powers (side kick ness)
Julia Bascom – *see post below – quiet hands
Rupal Patel – voice
on (hating) autism awareness month:
ted2015 – Steve Silberman: The forgotten history of autism
quiet hands by Julia Bascom
“When I was a little girl, I was autistic. And when you’re autistic, it’s not abuse. It’s therapy.” juststimming.wordpress.com/2011/10/05/qui…
The literal meaning of the words is irrelevant when you’re being abused.
When I was a little girl, I was autistic. And when you’re autistic, it’s not abuse. It’s therapy.
Not being able to talk is not the same as not having anything to say.
I am fascinated by them. I could study them for hours. They’re beautiful in a way that makes me understand what beautiful means.
My hands know things the rest of me doesn’t.
My hands are an automatic feedback loop, touching and feeling simultaneously. I think I understand the whole world when I rub my fingertips together.
My hands are more me than I am.
I need to silence my most reliable way of gathering, processing, and expressing information, I need to put more effort into controlling and deadening and reducing and removing myself second-by-second than you could ever even conceive, I need to have quiet hands, because until I move 97% of the way in your direction you can’t even see that’s there’s a 3% for you to move towards me.
via Brooks on fb: father photos unique habits of autistic son [ Timothy Archibald ]
project titled Echolilia. What he didn’t realize was how much closer it would bring him to his son and allow him to understand Eli better.
“I never wanted [Eli] to think that he was normal. I wanted him to be aware of how different he was and see that as an asset.”
a father’s convo with his son
“Echolilia” is an alternate spelling of a more common term, “echolalia,” used in the autistic community to refer to the habit of verbal repetition and copying that is commonly found in autistic kids’ behavior. I liked the idea of it: photography is a form of copying. Kids are a form of repetition. And looking at my kid with photography allowed me to see myself anew.
For me, these photographs are not of him; they are about a relationship. I always think of that relationship as having three components: him, myself and then the shared stuff that we can’t really define. The feeling we get when we look at all the photographs together is the channel that defines the project. That is the echolilia thing.
TIME (@TIME) tweeted at 5:15 AM – 21 Jul 2017 :
An author with severe autism explains what neurotypical people worry about too much https://t.co/BoVy3fFPwS(http://twitter.com/TIME/status/888356662855204866?s=17)