Hayleigh Latko | October 23, 2017
London, UK (September 2014) –Rosie King of Yorkshire, England shared her inspiring story on what it is like living with autism at the September 2014 TEDMED. She shares similar experiences with her siblings who also are affected with autism.
One of the biggest issues King deals with on a day-to-day basis are stereotypes. King explains, “people often associate autism with liking maths and science and nothing else.” However, autistic people are incredibly creative human beings and use their imagination more than we think. Too much imagination can lead to difficult situations.
For example, while sitting in class, King sometimes finds herself bored during a discussion and loses herself in a world of her own. Although some consider this dangerous, King knows it makes her unique. Being different should be a praised, “instead of punishing anything that strays from normal, why not celebrate uniqueness and cheer every time someone unleashes their imagination?”
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