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How do we teach teachers and other students about autism?

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There are books, other materials, and videos out there that can help folks understand autism better. But when I think about educating students, it’s not a matter of saying here’s autism, here’s the neurology, but rather talking to kids about the fact that all of us have special needs, all of us have things that make us alike, and all of us are different. And so helping all kids understand that is important.

As I go into schools, I also see teachers really focusing on compassion and teaching kids about compassion which I think will benefit all kids in all settings. 

— Dr. Cathy Pratt, Director of the Indiana Resource Center for Autism (opens in a new window)

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