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Restaurant in Morocco changes perceptions about disability
A remarkable restaurant in Morocco’s capital offers its guests the opportunity to enjoy a full, fresh and flavourful meal. But what’s most remarkable are the chefs of Rabat: all have developmental disabilities. The initiative was set up 20 years ago by Amna Msefer who wanted to give Loubna, her daughter who has disabilities, educational and psychological...
Why Advertising Falls Flat in Individuals With Autism
A new study has found that people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) may be impervious to misleading marketing compared to the rest of us. Rather than a disability, having ASD in this case may actually be a strength. With their greater focus on detail, people with autism are better able to tune out irrelevant context...
For once, an autistic role will be played by an autistic actor
It’s not only reasonable to criticize the casting of non-transgender individuals as transgender characters or to bemoan the whitewashing of nonwhite characters. It’s necessary. Yet, to this date, there’s been little outcry when neurotypical individuals portray autistic characters. If Dustin Hoffman (“Rain Man”) or Jim Parsons (Sheldon Cooper from “The Big Bang Theory”) are autistic, the...
Adults find out they’re autistic
For most of her life, Dr Dawn-joy Leong, 51, has been viewed as an oddball. She could fold origami at three years old and composed a musical play at the age of nine. But while obviously intelligent, she was labelled difficult and spoilt when she had what were perceived as tantrums and could not be consoled. In...