Down Syndrome Today

Down Syndrome Today

We collect a huge amount of data on medicine, and disabilities, but no amount of data can give us the lived experiences of people with Down syndrome and their families. I hope that you will enjoy this film and that it will help in your dealings with prospective parents, with families and even people with…

The Celebration of Autism – Richmond Autism Resource Fair 2015

The Celebration of Autism – Richmond Autism Resource Fair 2015

[A woman’s voice over microphone, off screen] And now I’d like to introduce Denise Abegg, who is going to introduce our keynote. [Applause] Hello everyone, thanks for joining us. So I have the pleasure of introducing Amythest today. She is a multiply disabled Autistic advocate. Amythest was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder at the age…

Listen Up! (Katie)

Listen Up! (Katie)

I’m autistic. I’m not a tragic figure. I’m not broken. I work. I’m happy. I love my family. I’m an artist. I grew up. I like most people! But… Some people, I dislike. Especially people who say they speak for me. Because they don’t. I can speak for myself. So let’s talk. We may even…