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Friday, June 28, 2019

Andrew Yang Is an Autism Dad

In The Politics of Autism, I discuss the issue's role in presidential campaigns.

Andrew Yang, who took part  in last night's debate, is an autism dad.  Stephanie Dube Dwilson at Heavy:
One of Yang’s two sons has autism. His son has inspired Yang’s own platform, which includes a policy to fund autism intervention. He writes on his website:
One of my boys is on the autism spectrum—I know how invaluable resources and intervention can be, particularly if adopted early on. Families struggle with this in very personal ways. As a country, we should provide ample resources to parents to be able to intervene to support the development of children with autism or who are exceptional in other ways. Many of these children have something unique to offer.”