Posts Tagged ‘autism’

Autistic Artist Draws Rome From Memory

Monday, August 9th, 2010

Stephen Wiltshire is a British man who was diagnosed as autistic when he was a child. He’s also been noted for his exacting memory, which allows him to recreate [in drawings] vast scenes he sees only once. This video shows his 16-foot-panorama of Rome after taking one helicopter ride above the city. Found at YouTube from alnomad.

Q & A – A Boy With Asperger’s Syndrome Questions His Mother

Friday, May 7th, 2010

Joshua Littman, a 12-year-old boy with Asperger’s syndrome, interviews his mother, Sarah. Joshua’s unique questions and Sarah’s loving, unguarded answers reveal a beautiful relationship that reminds us of the best—and the most challenging—parts of being a parent. Found at Vimeo from StoryCops.

Temple Grandin Discusses Her Experience With Autism

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

HBO debuted Temple Grandin, a biopic of the pioneering animal scientist who has autism and lectures widely on how the autistic mind works. She’s brilliant and fascinating. Found at YouTube from UCTelevision.

This is another lecture. Found at YouTube from AMPCENTER.

Temple Grandin Trailer

Sunday, March 7th, 2010

Watched this last night on HBO; it’s a pretty remarkable story. Temple Grandin paints a picture of a young womans perseverance and determination while struggling with the isolating challenges of autism. Grandin became a successful doctor in animal science through her unique connection to animals and is now a world-renowned consultant in the field. Found at YouTube from americanhumane.

Boy With Aspergers Disorder Explains Autism

Thursday, May 10th, 2007

This is a fascinating video created by a 16-year-old boy explaining what autism is and what it’s like to have :