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Whichever way you look at it, it's still autism (DVD)

Whichever way you look at it, it's still autism

Author: Larry Arnold


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Whichever way you look at it, it's still autism
Larry Arnold
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Larry Arnold

Larry Arnold has Asperger syndrome. He made this DVD to give a new view from the world of autism: not just a life story but his views on the position of autism in today's world and what autism means to people who have autism.

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DVD running time 30 minutes
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Larry, who has Asperger syndrome, has produced this DVD to offer his own perspective on the autism spectrum and the achievements that are possible. His views from the inside are a really helpful illustration of how he sees our current social reaction to autism in western culture. This may be most relevant to the people with autism/Asperger syndrome who are the most able. As the DVD demonstrates, he, with many others with Asperger syndrome, has an eloquent command of language and psychology. However, I am not sure how those with severe learning difficulties and autism would share those views. With the best will in the world, access to the same choices is not available to them. Needing care for their very survival tends to diminish access to realising their potential in society and the sense of tragedy may be all too real for their families.


Larrys enquiry into the whole philosophy behind the cultural construction of the disorder of autism does examine whose perspective is being used to define a disorder. His call for a greater tolerance towards everyone in our society would probably lead to a fall in the diagnosed incidence of autism spectrum disorders.


This DVD presents a very well thought out and articulate critique on the contemporary views of the autism spectrum. The presentation style of reading from a script was quite hard to follow, and the material quite difficult to absorb in a single viewing of the DVD. The film is a highly personal view and may not be accessible to everyone who seeks to further their own understanding of the very varied condition of autism.


Jan Cole

Autism Helpline Number: 0808 800 4104
Last updated: 17/04/2018 12:46:03