50 Inspiring Autistic People of 2011: YouTube Stars
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.
Guy talks about the people quota (warning: rough language)
Like James Durbin, Guy from Tourette's Karaoke uses singing to help control his Tourette's tics. In this video, he talks about "the people quota" and how he needs to spend a lot of time alone in a dark room in order to be able to tolerate the sensory pain that being around other people causes.
Linus talks about hygiene and being disgusting.
Linus is a real Swedish chef who has Asperger's syndrome. He's cute and funny and smart.
Jonah talks about the importance of pushing yourself.
Teenager Jonah likes airplanes and makes great videos in which he talks about the successes and frustrations he has had with Asperger's syndrome.