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Friday, January 26, 2007

In My Language- AM Baggs

In this amazing video, AM Baggs, the woman in the video and a self-advocate, summarized her video as this"The first part is in my "native language," and then the second part provides a translation, or at least an explanation. This is not a look-at-the-autie gawking freakshow as much as it is a statement about what gets considered thought, intelligence, personhood, language, and communication, and what does not.



It changed my perception of autism and communication in and of itself entirely.

Ms. Baggs blog is HERE

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