Saturday, October 1, 2011

Changing the conversation: assuming anyone is listening

I suppose that many don't realize, and wouldn't admit to it if they did, but this video is pretty realistic about how autism is seen by parents of children who have it; a big, bad horrible thing that must be vanquished.  When really, the autism is not the problem.  How the parents see it is.

What is a disability supposed to look like anyways?

Those of us who have Asperger's have the same problem that this young girl has.  Next time I tell someone about my Asperger's, and they say they don't see it, or that I don't look like someone who's autistic, I'm going to ask them what Autism looks like. Just like I'm sure that this girl would love to ask people who doubt her having a disability what a disability is supposed to look like.