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Autism and Jimmy’s Loud Hands

Difficulty making eye contact Difficulty dealing with changes in routine Hand-flapping and other repetitive behaviors Meltdowns or tantrums According to findings from one recent study, these autistic symptoms and behaviors are primarily responsible for the social exclusion experienced by individuals … Continue reading

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Autism and “being the other”

In a poignant article about his life as an “other,” Arturo Madrid talks about growing up in a small village in New Mexico, going on to graduate school at UCLA, and then teaching at Dartmouth College.  As a Mexican-American, he … Continue reading

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Displaying Diversity Unconsciousness on Halloween

Diversity and humor often don’t mix, especially when they are at someone else’s expense. But when we do this on Halloween, it is somehow OK, at least to some of us. While Halloween is a time of playful fun for … Continue reading

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