Autistic Children in School Settings | Nicole Yeung | TEDxKids@BC

Autistic children are not very well-understood by their peers, leading to misinformation and unfair treatment. By educating children on autism, we can not only make a kinder and more accepting environment for autistic people, but also help them develop socially.

Learn from 13 year old Nicole Yeung as she offers a neurotypical child’s perspective on the struggle that autistic kids go through in school.

Autistic Children in School Settings | Nicole Yeung | TEDxKids@BC
By: TedxTalks
Initial Air Date: Jun 8, 2016
Source: YouTube

What We Learned from this Video:

  • Autism is a mental disability, not a physical one. You cannot distinguish an autistic child from a neurotypical child based on appearance alone.
  • Autism is a lifelong developmental disability present from birth that is usually diagnosed around three years of age.
  • It is unknown what causes autism. There are theories that vaccines cause autism, but there has been no evidence to support this claim.
  • There are various types of therapy available for treatment of autism.
  • Nicole believes that simple interaction with neurotypical people is much more cost-effective than therapy.
  • There is much misinformation about autistic people. Most people do not understand the condition.
  • There is a lack of proper education on autism, causing much misunderstanding and ignorance.

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