This is YouTube's response to someone leaving death threats on one of my videos:
We’re unable to identify a violation of our Community Guidelines within your recent report to our Safety and Abuse Tool.
I already did my lists of the best autism YouTube videos of 2011 (here and here). The people in this post each used the medium this year to publish a series of videos that gave viewers both accurate information and a unique personal perspective.
Mathew Ryan Morin talks about tics and bullying.
Mathew Ryan Morin is a high school student and filmmaker. In the video above, he talks about his tic disorder. Mathew's tics are decreasing, but were very noticeable when he was younger. He demonstrates them, and, in a scene that's both funny and heartbreaking, dramatizes what the bullying he faced in school because of them was like.
I believe that if you want to learn about autism, you need to listen to autistic people. No other source of information can possibly be as accurate or important-- we are the ultimate authorities on ourselves. YouTube has given many people a chance to talk to the world about their autism, and these are some more of the videos I found most helpful, inspiring, and fascinating this year.
In the video above, Stephen Volan talks about how taking a class in improvisational acting helped him with some of the problems caused by his Asperger's syndrome.