14 Feb 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.
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.