Autism from Three Perspectives: A Teacher, a Teen and Some Dancing Machines

By: Aliyah Vines – Video By: Davon Harris


Urban Health Media Project fellow Aliyah Vines wanted to explore what it’s like to be a student with autism. She interviewed her high school classmate, Mikayla Edwards, who explained what she does and recommends other children on the autism spectrum do to thrive in a mainstream classroom. Washington, D.C. elementary school teacher Rhonda Crittendon takes us inside her lively classroom and tells us what it takes and how much hope she has for these active youngsters.

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