This video THE POWER OF WORDS: How We Talk About People With Autism Spectrum Disorders Matters! is available free for public use.
“This DVD perfectly captures the significance of the words we choose and, more importantly, the intention behind our word choices when discussing people with autism. The Power of Words is a powerful tool that will help us set the tone for acceptance and inclusion rather than rejection and exclusion.”
-Marguerite Kirst Colston, vice president, Constituent Relations, Autism Society of America
“Judy Endow has done it again. As with her other thought-provoking writings, Endow is sure to change both hearts and minds with The Power of Words. I have always been moved by Mayer Shevin’s poem ‘The Language of Us and Them.’ It is stirring to see this landmark work integrated with Judy’s own stark and beautiful prose. Every teacher and teacher-to-be needs to see this unique and stunning video.”
-Paula Kluth, Ph.D., author of You’re Going to Love This Kid: Teaching Students with Autism in the Inclusive Classroom
“Too few people in this country understand that negative campaigns and messages about autism put people on the spectrum at a great psychological disadvantage. I would love it if everyone saw The Power of Words at least once in their lives.”
-Micheal John Carley, executive director, GRASP, and author of Asperger’s – From the Inside-Out: A Supportive and Practical Guide for Anyone with Asperger’s Syndrome
“Words can change thoughts, knowledge, and attitudes. Watching this DVD will give you a new and valid perspective on autism.”
-Tony Attwood, Ph.D., international writer and speaker on autism spectrum disorders.