The Language of Autism

This video is in two parts: first it shows an autistic woman speaking in her own “language”, which is a combination of singing and rhythmic interactions with her environment to express an emotion… the second part is an explanation of how she views her language and ours.

It’s interesting to think about how the Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis could be related to autism. Is the new language a symptom or a cause of the condition?