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Lien: Autism Speaks Doesn’t Care About Autistic People

By Kayla Lien, Opinion Writer June 4, 2022

  You’ve seen the car decals of the blue puzzle piece. Every year there’s an influx of fundraisers and marathons, but they’re all for show. The organization Autism Speaks claims to seek the...

(Courtesy Dylan Stott)

Letter: Autistic Students Are Marginalized in Team Sports

By Dylan Stott August 11, 2021

  Participation in team sports promotes self-growth, community involvement and better health, though it is not always easy getting involved. This is especially true for autistic students. Autism...

Album cover for the soundtrack to Sias controversial directorial debut, Music.

Sia’s ‘Music’ A Painful Vanity Project, But Valuable Chance to Confront Ableism

By Cade Anderson, Arts Writer March 2, 2021

  Content warning: ableism. Several hyperlinks below redirect to upsetting content regarding the marginalization of neurodivergent individuals. It feels tiring to keep hearing and saying the...

(University of Utah professors Scott Wright and Cheryl Wright launched startup Neuroversity to teach students with autism how to use 3D-modeling software.  — Courtesy of Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute)

U’s Autism Program Wins Award

December 1, 2014

  A program at the U that helps students on the autistic spectrum find jobs was recognized with the Social Enterprise Award by the Columbus Community Center. Cheryl Wright and Scott Wright started...

(Hilary Coon, Ph.D. Professor of phychiatry and genetic epidemiology at the Univeristy of Utah. — Courtesy of Univeristy of Utah Health Care)

U Joins Nationwide Autism Study

November 13, 2014

  The U recently joined the Autism Sequencing Consortium study in order to expand autism research. Hilary Coon, a professor of psychiatry and genetic epidemiology, said conditions for autism are...