1:38 onward - isn't he the Onion's autistic reporter? I keep expecting him to talk about trains.
"He has a wikipedia page."
"DANG he must be lucky!"
Oh, kids. :3
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I love, love, love Nicky reading Louis' Wikipedia page. The one thing on Earth that Makes hi uncomfortable.
Five stars for Nicky alone.
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0:30, it's the Captain N guy!
I would let Louis Theroux hug me.
When I see clips of these autistic kids, I have to wonder who in the fuck diagnosed Chris Chan as autistic.
In short, nobody knows.
There's also this:
It's sad that there's an entire Wiki page dedicated to just that one document. Trolls have analyzed and archived nearly every detail about his life.
Chris is the Samuel Pepys of our era, whether he wants to be or not.
I have no problem believing that Chris has autism. I've spent a lot of time working in public schools, and this video is not representative of what everyone on the spectrum is like. Part of Chris's problem is that he has a lot of personal idiosyncrasies that aren't part of autism, but certainly don't make things any better for him.
The thing that irritates me about the media's approach to autism is that it only focuses on people who are completely non-functioning, people who are really weird and stereotypical (in the way people expect autism to look, like something out of a sitcom), and people like Temple Grandin, who seem to have 'overcome' their autism to become 'successful'. It completely ignores the people with autism who have figured out how to live from day to day, make friends, hold a job, contribute to society, and have a decent, positive, normal life, because those people look boring on TV. Those people are the real success stories, and there are more of them than videos like this would lead you to believe.
That being said, I don't know how long I could stand to live with that screaming kid.
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