[Video] TEDTalk – Why Everything You know About Autism is Wrong
Jac den Houting
Jac currently holds the position of a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Psychology and Education department at Macquarie University in Sydney. She holds a PhD in Autism from Griffith University.
Why You Should Watch This Video:
At the age of 25, Jac den Houting was diagnosed with autism. While many parents of children worry when their child is diagnosed with autism, Jac describes it as the best thing to ever happen to her. In this talk, Jac discusses how the concepts of neurodiversity, the social model of disability, and the double empathy problem connect with her personal experience. As an activist, Jac wants to challenge and help people reshape the way they think about autism.
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx