Sociological and cultural aspects of autism

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  • Analysis Of Seeing In Beautiful, Precise Pictures, By Temple Grandin

    Temple Grandin is known today as an advocate for autistic people everywhere. As an autistic person herself, she was diagnosed with autism at an early age of four. However, she was able to overcome her autism through many supports from her family, peers, and mentors. She now holds a degree in animal science, designing ethical slaughterhouses that animals such as cattle, pigs, and chickens, by making use of her autistic mind. She originally wrote the essay “Seeing in Beautiful, Precise Pictures” for National Public Radio’s series “This I believe,” to give a different view on Autism and how it actually enriched her life later on in her adulthood. She also wanted make known that autistic people think differently; therefore no one should be quick to dismiss their behaviors. In her essay, “Seeing in Beautiful, Precise Pictures,” Dr.Grandin explains how autism influenced her life and how later, she came to believe in its power.…

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  • Christopher Boone Autism

    Christopher Boone the main character of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, seems to be suffering from Asperger's Syndrome. Asperger’s Syndrome is considered to be a high functioning autism, this means that when compared to classic autism, these people are better able to communicate more efficiently and are capable of higher thinking. Higher thinking may include things such as figuring out puzzles or riddles. Although, it is never directly stated in the book whether or not…

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  • Asperger's Syndrome Analysis

    In today’s media, there are several movies that inaccurately portray disabilities, such as autism, for comedic value or dramatic effect. However, there are some films that attempt to accurately depict disabilities, such as the 2009 film, Adam. In the movie, Adam is an awkward but intelligent man with Asperger syndrome, a subcategory of autism. According to Lerner and Johns (2015), “Asperger’s syndrome is characterized by a reluctance to accept change; an inflexibility of thought; and…

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  • Millbrook's Panopticism Analysis

    Millbrook 's world was a whole different world than I had ever been exposed to. We had a very strict schedule filled with school six days a week, community service, sports, and study hall. Continuing with Weber’s “work hard achieve success” way of thinking, I put all my effort in each and every one of my classes. I worked hard in every aspect of my life and barely had a chance to take a breath. Four days per week, for a total of 2 hours, students and faculty devote time to service. Respect,…

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