Friday, April 8, 2016

The most perfect post on Dillan

Somebody at Ollibean gets it...as far as I am concerned.

http://ollibean.com/2016/04/02/apple-celebrate-autism-acceptance-month-with-dillans-voice/


Dillan is a non-verbal autistic who speaks through an iPad. Although the likes were in the tens of thousands, there were thousands of "dislikes" on the page here : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oMN2PeFama0&nohtml5=False, and comments had been disabled. Was that because of the cruelty of people who view autistic people as defective, or because of activists who find his truth, that "autism is hell", offensive?  The former would make me sick, but the later do, also.

http://www.apple.com/autism-acceptance/#watch-the-film 

Most people don't know what autism, non-verbal autism, is.  It has been portrayed in the media as frightening, in science as "lacking quintessential human qualities".  This video shows humanity. I think that is a step above awareness, above acceptance. I think it is remarkable.