TED Talks has been one of my favorite escapes of the stresses of all things life.
As you may have noticed, I am a self-proclaimed Nerd. I love to challenge my world view. I really enjoy learning; and I feel like, at times, there is nothing better than to dive right into topics I know absolutely nothing about just to be able to learn something new. Then there are times when I find things that plain and simply speak to me; and I cannot help myself but to relate conversations and interactions with others to the stuff I’ve learned over the years.
So, when I say I am a Nerd, I truly mean it and I own it! 🙂
Anyways, back to the topic at hand. If you don’t know what these TED Talks are, I encourage you to start by checking out this list of Talks. Generally, TED Talks are short videos of people from all walks of life who speak about different topics. These topics literally range from 3-D Printing to Youth, and are uplifting, informative and challenging! 2,200+ videos, books, articles and studies!
Here is a list of 10 Must-See TED Talks for Autism Parents
1. Rosie King: How autism freed me to be myself
In this TED Talk, Rosie King talks about why she thinks that her Autism diagnosis is NOT necessarily the disability society deems it to be. She talks about the basic problems she encounters as a young woman with autism and how it affects her on a regular basis. She challenges the idea of being normal. I absolutely love this Talk, because she is able to portray “what it’s like” being on the Spectrum.
2. Temple Grandin: The world needs all kinds of minds
This list would not be complete without a TED Talk from Temple Grandin. She is an expert on animal behavior and autism advocate and has utilized her position as an advocate to shine a light on the condition and its many different stigmas and misconceptions. Hearing some of her speeches have given me so much insight into Elijah’s world. It is really hard for us, at times, to try and empathize with him, so some of Temple Grandin’s speeches have truly helped with that. I highly encourage you to look her up and watch this video.
What do you think about this list? Are there any TED Talks you would recommend?
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