|Posted by Paul Wady on April 20, 2011 at 5:45 PM|
Hayfever and a cold, I think. Or mild flu. Hmm. Weather finally the exact right termperature. All good.
I now have a 10x80 HD camera, and have recorded 4 interviews for my documentary/attempt to make sense/manifesto of autism identity project.
Yes, all these things at once. I spent a week with my friend, the remarkable mastermind of it all, the brains of the operation, in his marvellous home in....Hmm. Give that away another day. But yes, I've done darshan. Sat at the feet of the master. Got some transcribing to do.
A few more find aspies to film, the people who have been at the heart of the London Autistic Rights Movement so far. So many others around the UK to listen to, to find and explore. Having finished the book, I think the 2nd one may well be an exploration of the so-called self-advocacy groups.
Best example and seemingly most effective is the ASAN, the Autistic Self-Advocacy network. My friend asks me, what the heck does self-advocacy mean? is the term a misnomer? A big word for me I reply. So already, terms and exactitudes. What are we high-functioners doing?
So I've been looking to the ASAN lately, and need to do more reading of their stuff.
More writing to come. I've got others reading my stuff to rewrite it now. Hopefully post something in the Autism Manifesto's section. Watch out for the Autism Show on the Excel in June this year. Surprise for everyone in that you know, all being well.
The four songs from the fourth collection, remain undeveloped. There is another I need to put up with its own video. But for now I'm concentrating on the documentary/critique of pure autistic identity.
I saw Wendy Lawson the other week, speaking publically. She remembered me from Autscape 2006. Great to see her.
Interviewed these neurodiverse characters too. Luminaries in the great cause...
Here is a good one of the Wife. Good night. x