Blind and Community Avisory Board Member Addressing Violence Against People with Disabilities
Meet Annie: ASD, Synesthesia, Blind and a Community Advisory Board Member Addressing Violence Against People with Disabilities
Autistic Women in the Spotlight
Written by Elesia Ashkenazy
Annie W. lives in Oregon. She is on the autistic spectrum, as well as blind. Annie is actively involved in her local community, and serves on a community advisory board for a project designed to address violence against people with disabilities. She says she is learning how to play golf through a mobility-impaired golf organization and that she enjoys speaking at related events. Annie loves listening to different types of music, feeling fur and other soft materials, learning about new, different, or unusual things, and science.
Elesia: Synesthesia, wow! Wikipedia describessynesthesia as "a neurologically-based condition in which stimulation of one sensory or cognitive pathway leads to automatic, involuntary experiences in a second sensory or cognitive pathway." Please give us a description of how you experience synesthesia.