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  • Is autism a disorder, an identity or both?

    Speech and hearing science professor Laura DeThorne, center, and doctoral students Henry Angulo and Veronica Vidal discuss how the neurodiversity movement recognizes autistic individuals’ unique experiences, skills and strengths, and rejects the medicalization of autism.

    Speech and hearing science professor Laura DeThorne, center, and doctoral students Henry Angulo and Veronica Vidal discuss how the neurodiversity movement recognizes autistic individuals’ unique experiences, skills and strengths, and resists the medicalization of autism.

    Photo by L. Brian Stauffer

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  • Editor’s note: To contact Laura DeThorne, call 217-333-2230, email lauras@illinois.edu.