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Writer/Curator/Founder of The Autism Acceptance Project. Contributing Author to Between Interruptions: Thirty Women Tell the Truth About Motherhood, and Concepts of Normality by Wendy Lawson, and soon to be published Gravity Pulls You In. Writing my own book. Lecturer on autism and the media and parenting. Current graduate student Critical Disability Studies and most importantly, mother of Adam -- a new and emerging writer.

“There is no hope unmingled with fear, and no fear unmingled with hope.” -- Baruch Spinoza

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

 

What Kind Of World Do We Want

4 Comments:

Anonymous -Brian- said...

Yes, it is time to listen...listen to each and every autistic individual as a separate and unique human being, without any attempt at stereotyping an autistic by claiming that other autistic individuals "would never do or say such a thing". Any attempt to make an autistic individual over...even to the point of trying to making him or her behave like another autistic individual...is (to use a term of Shakespeare)"folly". What is this ideology of making each person into a clone of what a group (even autistics, themselves) consider "normal"? What is completely acceptable to one autistic could be utterly horrific and unmentionable to another autistic... Only by accepting the complete diversity of how different each one of us is, without any "bullying" (as the video decried) can full acceptance be achieved...with patience, respect, and understanding (even if it is "beyond comprehension" to the person observing the autistic).

1:39 PM  
Anonymous Ms. Clark said...

Estee, did you send it to the "what kind of world do you want" people?
Also, could you include the text of what you wrote (add it to the blog entry)? Some of it is too small for me to read.

I like the video. :-)

9:43 PM  
Blogger Estee Klar-Wolfond said...

I know...When I uploaded to You Tube, the text got so much smaller. I will re-do it so that everyone can read it properly.

6:39 AM  
Blogger Bev said...

Very well done! This is a beautiful and powerful statement. Thank you so much for allowing me to be a part of it.

4:22 PM  

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