Tedspresso - Autism

Updated: May 4, 2020

Tedspresso - Ted talks condensed into a page of digestible information. If you like what you read, the link to the full talk is at the bottom of the page.

What it's really like to have autism | Ethan Lisi Length | 9:52

Key takeaways -

  • The typical stereotypes of autism are wrong

  • Autism is just another way of thinking and looking at the world, it is not a disease

  • There are so many ways autistic people can get overwhelmed and anxious such as loud noises, bright lights and social situations

  • In order to cope, people with autism do something called stimming - a repetitive motion or fidgeting

  • Autistic people have lots of empathy, they are just not very good at showing it

  • inner feelings are unlimited but an autistic mind only lets individuals express extremes or nothing

  • Ethan closes by saying autism and other mental conditions should be considered naturally as part of the human spectrum and not as defects.

Link - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y4vurv9usYA

Quotes -

‘I am still human but not a disease’ - Ethan Lisi


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