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    Girls with Autism: Finding a Way to Fit In: TED Talk

    A parent of young girl with ASD recently shared this presentation by Emily Bazelon with me. In this video she illuminates a very important topic that is not frequently discussed... girls with Autism struggling to find ways to fit in with peers. Since typical girls are expected to be empathetic (unlike boys at a younger age) they have a harder time making connections and finding a niche with same age students. Emily interviews several girls who struggle in this area and urges "us" to act with more empathy as a model for all children.

    Emily is a senior editor at Slate, and a contributing writer at the New York Times Magazine. She has written a book
    Sticks and Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Character and Empathy,

    which explores the social and legal aspects of teenage drama. She also discusses bullying within the context of this subject.
    You can find her book at amazon here: http://www.amazon.com/Sticks-Stones-.../dp/038536279X

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    Here is the video from TED Talks:

    Speech-Language Pathologist and Co-Founder of AllSpecialEd.com

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    Dealing with autism patient is a two way process. Society must accept such people instead of feeling them believe awkward in public.

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