Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Asperger syndrome
‘The Infinite Mind’ radio show on AS (parts I and II)
It’s annoying when an interviewee generalises and says people with AS can’t empathise. Somewhere else on the Web I read a good distinction between AS and high-functioning but full-blown autism: the person with AS does care how you feel and wants to be your friend; the autistic person probably doesn’t because he can’t.

I’m also not so sure there’s an AS ‘community’.

This looks like it might be really good. Apparently it was made a couple of years ago but I’m not sure if it’s been released (is it out on DVD?):

Mozart and the Whale
A film with a semi-big-name actor (Josh Hartnett) and a beautiful female lead IIRC from the indie scene (Radha Mitchell) about a dating couple with AS. Wonderful!

This could go a long way towards undoing the damage the wrong kind of media attention has done (‘Law & Order’ depicting people with it as criminals and perverts).

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