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Whose language?

Andrew Sullivan spotted this extraordinary video on YouTube: In my language.

In it an autistic woman lets us into her world. In the first half we see her engaging with life in a way, I would say in a language, of her own. This footage will probably trigger a variety of reactions in you – it did in me. In the second half, she chooses to communicate with us in what we might think of us our normal language. I found it astonishing, humbling and deeply provocative.