Category Archives: Film Reviews

PBS POV Documentary Entitled ”Neurotypical” Gives Voice to People on the Spectrum

I just finished watching a PBS documentary (part of the POV series) entitled ”Neurotypical”that focused on the lives of a number of people at different stages of life who have been diagnosed with autism or Asperger’s syndrome.  I thought the … Continue reading

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Neurodiversity: The Next Civil Rights Movement

Yesterday there was a segment on MSNBC (part of NOW with Alex Wagner) that focused on neurodiversity as the next civil rights movement.  The focus was on one school in New York, The IDEAL School of Manhattan,which supports full inclusion of … Continue reading

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Documentary Details Biases of Those Who Determine What Students Learn in Textbooks

Last night I happened to catch part of a documentary film on PBS entitled “The Revisionaries.”  It was really scary.  It showed how our children’s textbooks are created.  It was a little like finding out about how they make sausages.  You … Continue reading

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