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Empowering with a Push

At a recent lecture by Dr. Temple Grandin in my hometown of Frederick, Maryland, a father of a local high school student with autism shared, “People with autism have the same desires as anyone else, and those can be squashed … Continue reading

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Would you take a pill to cure…?

Arie Neeman, president of the Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN), found himself on a talk show a while ago.  During one exchange, the host of the show expressed his surprise that Arie would not take a pill to cure his … Continue reading

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Intellectual Diversity

Too often, intellectual diversity is pushed to one side when the issues of diversity and inclusion are discussed. That, I believe, is unfortunate. Diversity, to my way of thinking, includes all of the ways in which we are different. Intellectual … Continue reading

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Could You Truly Value a “Temple Grandin?”

Imagine someone in your place of work who has a tendency to get on peoples’ nerves. She utters meaningless phrases at times, talks to herself, is socially distant , and finds it difficult to interact with other employees and clients. … Continue reading

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