Perceptions of Autism Shattered – I Hope

For weeks, I’ve been grappling with an essay about the multitude of “perspectives” I’ve been offered about my oldest son, particularly since I began writing about him in my poetry.  I tried writing response poems.  I tried writing journal entries.  I tried it as a letter.  Everything I attempted fell into what can only be called unbridled rage.  Maybe that’s what I need to do eventually–just allow myself to funnel into a rant, get it off my chest.  But Amanda Baggs says it so much better than I do, and more poignantly than I ever could, and with the only damn perspective on autism that makes any friggin’ sense.  Take ten minutes out of your day to watch this video, and reconsider everything you’ve ever learned to be true.  Because chances are, it isn’t.


2 thoughts on “Perceptions of Autism Shattered – I Hope

  1. It’s a great video – I posted it to selective relatives when I first came across in and on my site. I’m so glad that this has received national coverage. I just wish Amanda some peace now as there are already a lot of nasty postings out there.
    Best wishes

  2. I’m so glad to hear that others are also posting this to their web sites and I also hope that Amanda doesn’t have to deal with too many people showing off their ignorance. It’s one thing to ask questions. It’s something entirely different to lay the accusations I’ve seen out there.

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