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Voices of Autism

We recently spoke with some middle and high school students across the autism spectrum to learn what being autistic means to them — in school and beyond.

 

“The most interesting people you’ll find are ones that don’t fit into your average cardboard box. They’ll make what they need. They’ll make their own boxes.”             — Temple Grandin, PhD

In recent years, there has been a bright spotlight on Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). News stories on ASD have often highlighted insights from researchers, teachers, and parents but rarely a young person’s perspective. 

Middle Grade and Young Adult Voices

Hear autistic adolescents reflect on a range of topics — from “what it feels like to be me” to “what I think people misunderstand about autism.” We learned a lot and we hope you will too.

We’re very grateful to the faculty, parents, staff and students at Ivymount School in ​Rockville, Maryland and The Auburn School in Chantilly, Virginia for giving us the opportunity to film at their schools and for making us feel so welcome.

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