The first article I wrote about autism was in late 2013 with the title: Autism is Soul’s Diffidence of Hierarchy. Even though I still see some validity in that thesis I no long fully subscribe to it. However understanding autism has clearly become an important part of my life and I’ll write another essay about it. There are many videos on YouTube about autism by people with autism and here are some talks and interviews given by people who have helped me understand autism better.

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Autism is not a disease to be cured

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The latest generation of people with autism being heard early on.

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Here is Kim’s story, a Medial Doctor, who in her mid 50s discovered and diagnosed herself with autism. She had lived and struggled with social exchanges outside of studying and work all her life and didn’t know what caused it until she figured out it autism.

What An Hour of Emotion Makes Visible

npr.org/sections/health-shots…

Her story on Listen To section begins at min 6:25

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This Ted Talk is given by a young woman

who is doing her doctorate on autism.

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Love and respect can go a long way

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Next video is from a study done in England on autism among general public

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An autistic medical doctor’s experience in dating.

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Amy Schumer on How Her Husband’s Autism Diagnosis

Has Affected Their Marriage

Neurodiversity

“If we need a cure for anything it’s not for autism. It’s for ignorance and intolerance.”

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Of course I can’t leave out honoring Temple Grandin, the Grandma of modern understanding of autism. It was very tempting to put her video on top. Most people know her and the movie which was made about her life, simply titled Temple Grandin.

This talk was given in UC Davis and the first five minutes although quite good it’s about introducing her.

She has given other talks on autism such as Google Talk