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All Things Considered

People With Autism Speak Out Through "Loud Hands"

April is Autism Awareness Month, and we thought it would be a good time to talk about a multimedia project in which people with autism are sharing their stories and perspectives.

It’s called the Loud Hands Project  - and it’s being spearheaded by our guest, Julia Bascom. She also writes about autism and people with disabilities on the blog Just Stimming. She talks with All Things Considered host Brady Carlson about the project.

Web extra audio: Julia Bascom explains the challenges many adults with autism face that are overlooked.

In our talk, we make reference to an organist named Paula. Here's her Loud Hands Project video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfS1HEh7jRw&feature=youtu.be