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Monday, April 10, 2017

A Student With Autism Explains Autism

This is a guest post from Rushton Hurley. Rushton is the founder of Next Vista for Learning and the author of Making Your School Something Special. This particular post features a video that I have featured many times in my own video workshops

April is National Autism Awareness Month in the USA. Several years ago, a young man named Michael with some help from his teacher John Lozano (https://twitter.com/mrjohnlozano) made one of the most powerful videos on NextVista.org, telling the story of how he sees the world.

I hope this video is one that will help your students better understand their classmates with autism. I think it's appeared on the FreeTech4Teachers blog before, but it's a beautifully courageous story, I'm still moved by what he has to say, and am happy to put it in front of you again!

My Name is Michael