Later than I wish it was written but hey couldn’t help getting sick with the flu. But being sick has taught me one thing. Bulk Bank my blogs so that I can still give you all some content.
So hey guys I’m well on the mend now, thank goodness, you would not have wanted that dose of whatever bug or flu I got it was rotten. But I’m not here to talk about me, I am here to talk about how the media gives us insights into Autism, today especially I want to dedicate this blog to Ted Talks. http://www.TED.com. Ted Talks are also available on Android and iPhone.
For some of you who may be unfamiliar with TED let me give you a little background.
TED was born in 1984. The first talk fields were tech, entertainment, and design. But unfortunately, this was not successful. So Wurman TED’s creator partnered up with Harry Marks 6 years later and tried it once again, this time thankfully it was successful. At first it was an annual event in California though as the years went on and the audience grew, in the early 2000s’ 01-06 TED expanded to the well-known series I will be talking about today.
The first Ted talk I want to discuss is. Am iKlin: A new way to diagnose autism. http://go.ted.com/f2LA6g
In this talk Ami who is an award winning Autism researcher talks about how early diagnosis can improve the life of everyone affected by autism and for those late to be diagnosed I think we all agree it would have made a difference. He describes how a new early detection method which uses eye tracking technology can reliably measure the risk of developing autism. I won’t dive into the specific detail too much because if I write about it here, you wouldn’t need to listen to it and watch it and trust me it’s well worth a watch, listen or read.
Secondly. Now this is one of my absolute favorites Rosie King’s How autism freed me to be myself. She starts by explaining how she has thousands of secret little worlds, much like I do. I call her remarkable Rosie because she sees autism like I do. It’s an ability albeit a different one, but it’s not a disability. She then goes to describe normal which to this day I stand by that it is a dryer setting, No one is normal if we were all normal who would be unique? What is so wrong with neurodiversity that people have to build camps for those on the spectrum to convert them to “normal” Like me Rosie wouldn’t trade her autism for anything.Please watch and listen http://go.ted.com/bt5R
and Finally for this post at least I want to talk about Alix Generous How I learned to communicate my inner life with Asperger’s. This talk is full of laughter and insights to Alix’s life. She publicly talks about some of the darkest times in her life. She has developed a company called AutismSees has the ability to help communication skills. Her app Podium tracks eye movement and simulates a job interview environment which is a very good idea. I cannot wait until it is released across all formats because I certainly will be using it. http://go.ted.com/bt5s
What do you all think of these talks are there any more I should have a look at? Let me know down below 🙂