I just received an e-mail from Henny Kupferstein that was an eye opener. I knew that she works with autistic children via music, often using services like Skype. I had no idea, however, that she too is autistic!
As far as I know, I’ve never met anyone who is autistic or at least interacted with the person extensively. So I’ve been wondering what it is like to be autistic and I’ve watched videos that weren’t very enlightening to me, other than to make me realize that autistic people deal with the world in a different way, and find ways to deal with the expectations of mainstream people.
I’d previously gotten the impression, from Temple Grandin’s TED Talk, that autistic people have different abilities, special abilities.
In this video, Henny explains in detail how the visual/mathematical world works for her and that it is a thing of great beauty.
Now I understand it a lot better!