Case study designed with contributions from Dr Debbie Custance (Academic Director of TaLIC)
Teacher says: People with autism perceive the world differently to other people.
Student responds in an unhappy voice: I’m autistic, not a person with autism.
A quote from the National Autistic Society is displayed. The quote says: “If you are autistic, you are autistic for life; autism is not an illness or disease and cannot be ‘cured’. Often people feel being autistic is a fundamental aspect of their identity.”
Student responds: Yep!
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