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25 Responses to “Autism is a world (part 1/5)”
  1. toncookie337 says:

    I forced dirtclods out my rectum and weakened my bladder sphincters!

  2. FabricationFilms says:

    @0Krusnik0 They should, and they should also help those with this disability whom need help.

  3. jordanwantszacefron9 says:

    My younger brother is autistic; and he is very capable of doing high standard things like cooking and writing and reading. He can do math equations better than I can, and I am three years older. It hurts me so much when people call him “stupid” or “retarded’. Autsim isn’t being stupid or retarded, it’s just not being able to get certain things out. Most autistic people are very smart, just can’t control when they show it. This is an excellent example of such.

  4. umavc says:

    @julygal283 Thank you for your post on Sue. it is very obvious from the video that Sue is intelligent. There are people with low and high functioning Autism, Asperger syndrome and other PPD/ASDs and many do not understand how unique each of these persons are. Sue is very special and she is blessed to have great parents, friends and a neighbor, who is a psychologist who have helped her communicate better with the world that exists outside the world of Autism.

  5. MONIQUEIJ says:

    Understand how sad. And then when people who have disibilites prove
    What they can do its people like you who questions them
    Even though you see the evident in fornt of you.
    You want scientist to study her Why?
    They way you act have nothing to do with how much you know.

  6. MONIQUEIJ says:

    This is for readzalot It is so sad that people with developed mental disabilities
    Have to prove more harder then any one else
    That they can do the simples things.
    And if you are a person with dmd and you
    Have trouble communicating verbally people
    Question if you comprehend things that a 2 year old

  7. readzalot says:

    I am skeptical of Facilitated Communication, but I would like to know more. Has there been any scientific investigation on Sue’s abilities with the keyboard?
    She is a valuable individual, no matter what her level of intelligence. I just don’t quite buy that the young woman who acts like she does can write like that. But, I may be wrong. Where can I find more answers?

  8. AutisticWhoLives4God says:

    Okay, I can see where you are coming from. I think this documentary shows the worth of nonverbal people. There is no excuse for abuse. It is simply wrong. Animals are non-people, but I still don’t think it’s right to abuse them. I do see your point, though.

  9. gorramdoll says:

    I do get it but just given the way nonverbal people are treated & talked about in our society, it makes me nervous when any autistic person says anything that could be used as an excuse to abuse nonverbal people. I mean, you’re right, it is powerful and I don’t mean to deny her experience, obviously, just the term makes me uncomfortable.

  10. AutisticWhoLives4God says:

    Yes, I know a child with Down’s Syndrome who is in a mainstream school, but she is still mentally retarded. Don’t get me wrong: she is extremely sweet. She’s an adorable kid.

  11. AutisticWhoLives4God says:

    Well, it doesn’t mean she WAS any less of a person; she just FELT like a non-person. Of course, she is just as much of a person as anybody. I thought it was a very powerful way to describe how she felt.

  12. Sitheis2009 says:

    Normally that is the case but I’ve heard of some people with ‘mild down syndrome’ who with the write support can live a normal life and even go into a mainstream school.

  13. ungata101 says:

    my friend has Asburgers

  14. 0Krusnik0 says:

    Does anyone agree that low and high functioning should gain new names? They do refer to different things, but sound derogatory in nature.

  15. gorramdoll says:

    Thanks for posting this, I had wanted to watch it for a while.

    I understand what she means about being a non-person but that’s kind of a dangerous thing to say and I wish she wouldn’t say it.

  16. gorramdoll says:

    She has autism and another condition. I don’t think she would have been diagnosed with autism if the other condition explained her disability.

  17. aaahhhhaaaahhhh says:

    yeah probably hypothyroidism

  18. MONIQUEIJ says:

    i like to documentry, even thou i can talk a great deal i love to use poetry writing to let others no how i feel.

  19. Hammotastic says:

    Why does her friend read each letter? …

  20. studenttheatre83 says:

    Hey totally agree: i have Autism Myself not as Low Function as Susan, but I know where she is coming from. i have trouble communicating too. I have Asperger’s syndrome.

  21. LainXIwakura says:

    I don’t think she has autism. She may share the symptoms but judging from her appearance she has a condition which makes her effectively autistic. The keyword here is “effectively”, so she might as well have autism minus the fact that *why* she has pseudo-autism is likely different from *why* “true” autistics have autism.

  22. ticks4ticks4 says:

    There is a more “higher-functioning” type.
    Also, there is “Fragile X Syndrome”.

  23. acooldrinkofwater says:

    Thank’s for sharing. I’ve wanted to see this for quite some time now.

  24. julygal283 says:

    I actually have had the pleasure of knowing Sue since I was little. She is an intriguing and intelligent person to speak with. She is funny and has a great personality and sense of humor. I believe people should have more knowledge and should research Autism before they make statements as to how a person with autism should look. Looks come in all varieties. It is always respectful to address individuals with any developmental disability as the person they are before the condition they have.

  25. saltrox says:

    Severe autism can effect the way people look aswell. My twin cousins have autism and although the are twelve they look about seven.
    Autism can prevent the body developing in a similar way to the way it stops the brain developing.

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