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Loud Hands: Autistic People, Speaking (edition 2012)

by Julia Bascom

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Title:Loud Hands: Autistic People, Speaking
Authors:Julia Bascom
Info:Autistic Self Advocacy Network (2012), Paperback, 292 pages
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This is a great collection, I learned so much. I felt like the way racism was handled was a bit odd though - there were a few essays in which parallels were drawn between ableism and racism, without ever discussing the intersections. That looked a bit like some authors were using these comparisons as a way to demonstrate that ableism is actually a bad thing, which would be quite clear from the material alone, I think. ( )
  kthxy | Jun 20, 2017 |
This book is a very interesting look into the voices of autism. I enjoyed this book because of the multiple points of view of the contributors. There are chapters on therapies, disability rights, the falsehood of a "normal" person, and most of all communication. I learned a lot from this book and gained some insight.

Here is a quote from an essay on echolalia.
"Walt knows my name, but he'd rather call me Mulan. We're on the swings, trading movie titles.
'101 Dalmations?' I offer.
'Mulan no thank you!' He chides. Considers. 'Rio, with Jesse Eisenberg?'
I grin. I'd only said that once, but he'd picked up on my crush, and he offers it back to me when I am having a hard time with the conversation. I try to remember his favorite, as a peace offering. 'Kung Fu Panda II, in theaters now?'
I get it right.
Months later, it will still be the best conversation of my life." ( )
  varroa | Jan 6, 2013 |
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