Lorraine Kerwood: “I didn’t perceive myself intelligent in any way”

Filed Under (Autism and Intelligence, Contributions to Society, Obsessions) by Estee on 24-11-2009

Lorraine came to me by way of my own website, which attests to the power of the Internet in making connections these days. Reviewing her own work with recycling computers, and how she came to regard herself by way of other people’s view of her, I of course cannot help but think about autistic people and what a “contribution to society” can look like:

For people who view obsessions as negative, this video is another story of how our “obsessions” are pathways to creativity and invention. Visit the Next Step Recycling website.


Post a comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.


About Me


I’m a PhD candidate at York University, Critical Disability Studies, with a multi-disciplinary background in the arts as a curator and writer. I am the Founder of The Autism Acceptance Project (www.taaproject.com), and an enamoured mother of my only son who lives with the autism label. I like to write about our journey, critical issues regarding autism in the area of human rights, law, and social justice, as well as reflexive practices in (auto)ethnographic writing about autism.