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Autism jokes create harmful environment

Autism jokes create harmful environment

Samantha Chu, Scot Scoop Editor

January 17, 2018

Filed under Features

Two boys walk down C-hall. As they approach the end of the hallway, they see a girl playing Roblox on her computer. One boy turns to the other and says, “That’s autism.”  Though autism is not a joke, they still laugh at the insult. Autism spectrum disorder, also known as autism or A...

The sibling perspective on autism

Sabrina Leung, Editorial Director

May 13, 2014

Filed under As seen in print

One parent whispers, “That retarded child needs to shut up.” Every audience member in the music auditorium during my orchestra concert glared towards the young boy who wouldn’t stop clapping and making high pitched noises. By the end of the concert, everybody knew that the boy who banged his head ...

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