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Encyclopedia > Amanda Baggs
Autism rights movement
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Amanda Baggs (born 1980) is an autism rights activist. In January 2007 she published a video on YouTube describing her experience as an autistic person entitled In My Language[1] which became the subject of several articles on CNN.[2][3][4] She also guest-blogged about her video on Anderson Cooper's blog[5] and answered questions from the audience via email.[6] This box:      The autism rights movement (which has also been called autistic self-advocacy movement [1] and autistic liberation movement [2]) was started by adult autistic individuals in order to advocate and demand tolerance for what they refer to as neurodiversity. ... Ethical challenges to autism treatment have been made by people who feel that autism therapies intended to be helpful are actually harmful to autistic people. ... Dr. Karen McCarron (fl. ... Infinity logo as a positive representation of autism Aspies For Freedom is a group which is at the forefront of the autism rights movement. ... Autism Network International (ANI) is an advocacy organization run by and for autistic people. ... Symbol of Autistic Pride Day Autistic Pride Day is celebrated on June 18 each year. ... Autistic pride is about shifting ones outlook from a scientific, reductionistic, pathologizing orientation to one that sees the innate potential in all human phenotypic expressions and celebrating the diversity various neurological types express. ... It has been suggested that autistic community be merged into this article or section. ... Autistic communities are groups of people who have been diagnosed as being on the autism spectrum, or who have self-identified as autistic, along with family members and other supporters. ... Neurodiversity is an idea that asserts that atypical (neurodivergent) neurological wiring is a normal human difference that is to be tolerated and respected as any other human difference. ... Neurotypical (or NT) is a neologism used to describe people whose neurological development and state are consistent with what most people would perceive as normal in their ability to process linguistic information and social cues. ... Michelle Dawson is an autistic, autism researcher and autism rights activist who is most well known for writing a paper challenging the ethical and scientific foundations of Applied Behavioral Analysis(ABA)-based autism interventions and challenging ABA in the Supreme Court of Canada. ... Dr. Temple Grandin, one of the more successful adults with autism. ... Jerry Newport (born August 19, 1948) is an author with Aspergers Syndrome whose life was the basis for the feature-length movie Mozart and the Whale (2005). ... Jim Sinclair is an autism rights activist who is prominent in Autism Network International. ... Donna Williams (born 1963) is a best-selling Australian-born author, artist, singer-songwriter, screenwriter and sculptor diagnosed with autism after a childhood in which she was initially tested multiple times for deafness and later labeled disturbed before treatment for gut, immune and sensory perceptual disorders in adulthood. ... This box:      The autism rights movement (which has also been called autistic self-advocacy movement [1] and autistic liberation movement [2]) was started by adult autistic individuals in order to advocate and demand tolerance for what they refer to as neurodiversity. ... YouTube is a popular video sharing website where users can upload, view and share video clips. ... Autism is a brain development disorder characterized by impairments in social interaction and communication, and restricted and repetitive behavior, all exhibited before a child is three years old. ... The Cable News Network, commonly known as CNN, is a major cable television network founded in 1980 by Ted Turner. ... Anderson Hays Cooper (born June 3, 1967) is an Emmy Award winning American journalist, author, and television personality. ...


About her video, Amanda Baggs writes:[5]

My viewpoint in the video is that of an autistic person. But the message is far broader than autistic people. It is about what kinds of communication and language and people we consider real and which ones we do not. It applies to people with severe cognitive or physical disabilities, autistic people, signing deaf people, the kid in school who finds she is not taken seriously as a student because she does not know a lot of English, and even the cat who gets treated like a living stuffed animal and not a creature with her own thoughts to communicate. It applies to anybody who gets written off because their communication is too unusual.

On CNN, Sanjay Gupta stated:[3] Sanjay Gupta (born October 23, 1969) is a first generation Indian-American physician and a contributing CNN senior health correspondent based in Atlanta, Georgia. ...

It really started me wondering about autism. Amanda is obviously a smart woman who is fully aware of her diagnosis of low-functioning autism, and quite frankly mocks it. She told me that because she doesn't communicate with conventional spoken word, she is written off, discarded and thought of as mentally retarded. Nothing could be further from the truth. As I sat with her in her apartment, I couldn't help but wonder how many more people like Amanda are out there, hidden, but reachable, if we just tried harder.

References

  1. ^ Baggs, Amanda. "In My Language". YouTube. Retrieved 23 February 2007.
  2. ^ Gajilan, A. Chris. "Living with autism in a world made for others". CNN, February 22, 2007. Retrieved on 2007-02-25.
  3. ^ a b Gupta, Sanjay. "Behind the veil of autism". CNN, 20 February 2007. Retrieved on 2007-02-25.
  4. ^ Abedin, Shahreen. "Video reveals world of autistic woman". CNN, Anderson Cooper blog, 21 February 2007. Retrieved on 2007-02-25.
  5. ^ a b Cooper, Anderson. "Why we should listen to 'unusual' voices". CNN, Anderson Coooper blog, February 21, 2007. Retrieved on 2007-02-25.
  6. ^ "Amanda Baggs answers your questions". CNN, Anderson Cooper blog, 22 February 2007. Retrieved on 2007-02-25.

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  • Ballastexistenz: Amanda Baggs's blog
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