Three inside views on learning disabilities: from two severely autistic young women, and an adult with Asperger Syndrome
For inspiration and insight into how bright people, trapped by autism, can be given a voice through technology, see these links.
- fifteen-year-old Carly Fleishmann’s blog,
- and a video clip Carly posted about herself from the original ABC news piece.
- One frustration for people with learning problems is they may be quite adept in some areas, but find other tasks terribly hard, even when the tasks might seem closely related to the rest of us. In this video, another severely autistic young woman answers the question, “If you can do X, why can’t you do Y?” It is a bit long, but interesting.
- Thanks to Dr. Jeff Deutsch of A SPLINT – ASPies Linking with NTs (Neuro-Typicals) for the preceding link. He is not only an accomplished speaker and coach, he has Asperger Syndrome himself, so he is a good spokesman for these exceptional minds. To get his newsletter, follow these instructions to join his yahoo list.