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“How autism freed me to be myself”: 16 year old offers incredible insight

Outspoken, smart, and unabashed, then 16-year-old Rosie King gave an eye-opening Ted Talk back in 2014 called How Autism Freed Me to Be Myself. She discusses the label that has in many ways defined her as a positive thing. She celebrates it for its uniqueness and appreciates it for its challenges, making it “normal” in a way that strips normal of its power entirely.

King pushes the boundaries for what’s acceptable by bringing up such valuable points. Human diversity cannot fit in a box and shouldn’t be forced into one. In many ways, she sees autism as an ability as opposed to a disability.


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http://www.collective-evolution.com/2016/12/14/how-autism-freed-me-to-be-myself-16-year-old-offers-some-much-needed-insight-into-autism/
Date
14th December 2016
Source
Collective Evolution