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From the Ted Talk by Rosie King: How autism freed me to be myself

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People tend to diagnose ______ with really specific check-box descriptions, but in reality, it's a whole variation as to what we're like. For instance, my little _______, he's very severely autistic. He's _________. He can't talk at all. But I love to talk. People often associate autism with liking maths and science and nothing else, but I know so many ________ people who love being creative. But that is a stereotype, and the stereotypes of things are often, if not always, wrong. For instance, a lot of people think autism and think "Rain Man" immediately. That's the ______ ______, that every single autistic person is Dustin Hoffman, and that's not true.

Solution

  1. autism
  2. belief
  3. brother
  4. common
  5. nonverbal
  6. autistic

Original Text

People tend to diagnose autism with really specific check-box descriptions, but in reality, it's a whole variation as to what we're like. For instance, my little brother, he's very severely autistic. He's nonverbal. He can't talk at all. But I love to talk. People often associate autism with liking maths and science and nothing else, but I know so many autistic people who love being creative. But that is a stereotype, and the stereotypes of things are often, if not always, wrong. For instance, a lot of people think autism and think "Rain Man" immediately. That's the common belief, that every single autistic person is Dustin Hoffman, and that's not true.

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Important Words

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