Performer: Wendy Lampen – See the world through her Asperger eyes

written by Rob Speekenbrink, 10 July 2012, filed as article

Wendy Lampen (Belgium, 1969 – @lampadedromy) works as a lecturer for a university of applied sciences. She got diagnosed with Aspergers syndrome herself. Trained as a teacher in English, History and Ethics she later on worked with adolescents with autism in a school setting.

Next to being an MA in autism, she extensively studied neurotypical (non-autistic) behaviour in order to understand people better. It gave her insight into what really set her apart from (most of the) others: sensory processing and its ongoing processes and the way the two braintypes give meaning to the world they experience.

This hightend awareness made her start her own company with her (neurotypical) partner. From her international experience in how different cultures look at autism or ‘disorders’ in general, Wendy is an advocate for a neuro-divers society. She focusses on the competences and the possibilities of the different braintypes and how they each can contribute to a richer life.

And although being on the autismspectrum herself she approaches each problem as it just being a vehicle between the current position she is in, and the next one – and for that matter thus a better one.

12 comments

12 Responses to Performer: Wendy Lampen – See the world through her Asperger eyes

  1. Marije says:

    Precies, you go girl!

  2. saskia says:

    Wat leuk, ik ben nieuwsgierig en kom luisteren naar je performance.
    Groetjes Saskia

  3. Jasper Damen says:

    Leuk om mijn “juf” zo te zien en te weten dat ze ook weer zinvolle dingen gaat zeggen op de TedxDelft, als ik in de mogelijkheid ben om te komen ga ik dat zeker doen.

  4. Elke Bienert says:

    Keep Your Nature, je bent een mooi voorbeeld voor mij. Dank je wel.

    Lieve groet van Elke.

  5. Inge De Mecheleer says:

    Super! Een enthousiaste en expressieve Vlaamse!
    Ben ervan overtuigd dat je dit met brio zal waarmaken!
    vele groetjes
    Inge

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