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INDEPENDENT LENS

S18 Ep3: "It's Not You, It's the Autism Speaking"

  • Aired: 01/02/2017
  • 02:40
  • Rating: NR
In this excerpt from the Independent Lens documentary Best and Most Beautiful Things, Michelle Smith, a legally blind young woman on autism spectrum, confronts a former teacher who meant well but had low expectations for Michelle's future. From her perspective the teacher saw her as someone with a disability who needed to be "fixed," who treated her as a child rather than a quirky individual.
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S18 Ep3: "It's Not You, It's the Autism Speaking"
S18 Ep3: "It's Not You, It's the Autism Speaking"
Best and Most Beautiful Things premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens on Monday, Jan. 2, 2017
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