Friday, April 4, 2008

autism activist

Two nights ago I watched the CNN special, "Finding Amanda" about this autistic woman, Amanda Baggs, and it stayed with me all yesterday and into today. In the spirit of WAM!, Amanda is an example of how people are using the media in their activism. And this is also wholly new take on autism. It's not too different from conversations I've heard play out between other groups of people who don't get each other. And here's Amanda saying, "Don't dismiss my experience" by allowing people into her world.


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