The Science Fiction writer Nalo Hopkinson on her NLD (she also has ADD):
Interesting talk about right brain v. left brain, by a brain scientist who had a stroke and lost her left brain function temporarily (yes, she’s holding a real brain):
A six-minute video explaining Non-Verbal Learning Disorder/Disability (NLD), a rare condition on the autistic spectrum.
Every statement written in the script for this video has actually been said to an Autistic person’s face. None of these are made up. They are all real. Watch the video, share the link, and please don’t be this person.
Enjoy this eloquent first-hand testimony by a 17-year old on the autistic spectrum who is a bright student, champion athlete and autism advocate.
http://www.ted.com Autism activist Temple Grandin talks about how her mind works — sharing her ability to “think in pictures,” which helps her solve problems that neurotypical brains might miss. She makes the case that the world needs people on the autism spectrum: visual thinkers, pattern thinkers, verbal thinkers, and all kinds of smart geeky kids.