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