Birger Sellin

Birger Sellin (*1. February 1973 in Berlin) is a autistischer writer.

Sellin is handicapped for its second Lebensjahr with difficulty autistisch - probably due to a postenzephalitischen retardation - and can inform itself only in writing with strange assistance. Admits became it with its 1993 book published I wants no more Inmich to be, which it wrote with the help of supported communication. The book was also discussed 80.000 sold copies and translations in 7 languages a best-seller, in addition, controversially. Thus the nut/mother Annemarie Sellin was suspected it during the writing of the text to have helped; thus the author shank Sellins infrage posed. The method of supported communication admits was delivered by the book, the controversies about your effectiveness nearly inevitably on the back of the author.
In the middle of 1990 the Sellins became attentive to supported communication and tried to induce their son by means of this method to communication. The journalist Michael Klonovsky became 1992 in the case attentively and wrote in Hamburg time magazines of 31. July 1992 an article over Birger Sellin. For the WDR Felix Kuballa turned the documentary film like a rampantly growing erdklumpen on the soul over Birger Sellin. The film received the special price of the Secretary of cultural affairs to 1995 from North Rhine-Westphalia. To 30. August 1995 had Sellin an appearance together with interview in the transmission star TV with Günther Jauch.


  • Birger Sellin: I want to be no more Inmich: Messages from a autistischen dungeon. Kiepenheuer & Witsch, Cologne 1993. ISBN 3-462-02289-X
  • Birger Sellin; hrsg. of Michael Klonovsky: I deserter of a well-behaved Autistenrasse: new messages to the people of the upper world. Kiepenheuer & Witsch, Cologne 1995. ISBN 3-462-02457-4


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