Tuesday, April 13, 2010

The Autie Advantage

New Scientist Magazine illustration for a story that comments on how people with autism aren't disabled - they just think different to the rest of society. Research carries this concept a step further to say that auties (as some people with autism call themselves), don't merely think differently - in certain ways they think better.

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  1. I recently read a wonderful book by Susanne Antonetta, entitled A Mind Apart (Travels in a Neurodiverse World). The description on the back cover refers to the book as "A rare glimpse into the wildly varying landscapes of human thought, perception, and emotion...an urgent plea for a greater understanding of the many challenges,but also the many gifts, associated with various neurological conditions". It is more a memoir than an academic tome. The author herself "suffers" from manic-depressive disorder and her brilliant reflections perfectly illustrate her belief in the unique depths of creative insight that are so often present in a "neuroatypical" mind.