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Sesame Street Introduces Its First Autistic Character, Julia

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

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Walters, Shannon. Valuing ASD Students. RTE, May 2015. Posted 06/23/15.

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

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