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July 20, 2010

As I may or may not have mentioned in previous posts, I teach high school students with autism. There is a lot of confusion about what autism is, why so many people are being diagnosed and what it means to be on “the spectrum.” Many people think people with autism are all savants (which isn’t true) and others think they are “stuck inside themselves” (which also isn’t true). I found this great video online created by a woman with autism. In the video she explains some of her behaviors using her “native language.” She than provides a translation for those who don’t understand her language. It is a powerful and eye opening look into a world very few people understand.

love.
dani
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