Sesame Street welcomes its first-ever autistic character Julia to the block as part of its “See Amazing” initiative. Partnering with organizations like Autism Speaks and the Autism Self-Advocacy Network (ASAN) to make sure everything presented were not only educational but respectful, and positive as well. 97 more words
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New Post at College Composition Weekly: Karen Kopelson in College English on Career Guides for ASD Adults
Kopelson analyzes workplace guides for “high-functioning” ASD individuals, arguing that the books construct such employees as examples of “capitalist wish-fulfillment” (560), both lauding the supposed deficits that make them ideal workers and advising them to “norm” themselves in order to “adapt” and “fit in” (563-64). 32 more words
New Post on College Composition Weekly: Shannon Walters from RTE on working with Autism Spectrum students.
Walters encourages writing teachers to value insights from the students themselves as they encounter college writing. Share your experiences! http://collegecompositionweekly.com/summaries/
Walters, Shannon. “Toward a Critical ASD Pedagogy of Insight: Teaching, Researching, and Valuing the Social Literacies of Neurodiverse Students.” Research in the Teaching of English… 1,041 more words