Parents of newly diagnosed Autistic children are presented with an overwhelming array of therapies, many of which are very, very expensive.
How do you know what’s best for you & your child? In this heartwarming talk, educator Robin Roscigno offers a kind, respectful approach to Autism that starts with a reality check: what if your fear of Autism is being exploited for profit by a multi-billion dollar industry?
Robin Roscigno is a PhD Candidate in Education at the Rutgers School of Education who specializes in the history of Autism intervention in the U.S. Her experience as a late-diagnosed Autistic woman, parent of an Autistic child, and educator with 10+ years of experience inspired AuTeach, her community outreach project about respectful, neurodiversity-informed parenting & teaching. AuTeach has reached 1M+ viewers on TikTok and has helped shape a new narrative around Autism.
She enjoys movie nights with her husband, daughter, and miniature poodle, Blingo.
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.
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