Friday, November 2, 2012

Autism Stigma: Father Opens Up About How Schools Can Better Serve Students On Spectrum

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in 88 children in the United States is diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. And though autism awareness is improving, the public perception of these disorders still holds a certain amount of stigma. Nancy Redd hosted a segment on HuffPost Live exploring autism today and how we can better educate the public as well as educators on issues surrounding autism.
Redd spoke with Stuart Chalfetz, a father and autism activist in Cherry Hill, NJ, about how schools can better serve autistic children. After seeing his autistic son's behavior begin to change, Chalfetz taped a recording device to him to find out how he was being treated at school. What he found out was astounding.

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