The activist who destroys the false myths about autism

by Giuseppe Ciotta - 2017.08.07
The activist who destroys the false myths about autism
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Jason Love is a Los Angeles activist who is struggling to break down the stereotypes surrounding autism. One such myth is that children with autism have no capacity for invention. Jason reveals that, on the contrary, how his autistic son creates imaginary scenarios where he plays out his fantasies. In the video we can see the child "making a sandwich" using the pillows in the room as the bread. He also adds ingredients such as "mustard" and "onions", "taking them" from the surrounding space of make believe. Then he decides to take "a new toy" (which is the same pillow he used before as "bread"). In addition, he responds to his dad's suggestions, collecting the objects which are in disarray and placing them where requested. The two strike up an interaction which demonstrates that an autistic child, in a normal environment, can play using their imagination just like others more fortunate.

Published in Autism, Mental disability.
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