THINKING PERSON’S GUIDE TO AUTISM: Why Autistic Students Need Autistic Role Models

How many autistic kids are truly supported in school? How can we help students avoid failure? And how do we determine what really are best practices for autism and learning? We talked with psychologist Dr. Cynthia Arnold of the Portland area’s New Leaves Clinic, Autistic self-advocate Karla Fisher, and Tasia, the parent of 14-year-old Nick, about the specific strategies they used to help Nick transition from educational crisis to classroom success — including the importance of getting autistic perspectives on environments and supports for autistic students, and for those students to have autistic role models. (Nick gave permission for this interview to be published, but chose not to participate.) 

Source: THINKING PERSON’S GUIDE TO AUTISM: Why Autistic Students Need Autistic Role Models

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